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Common Paxil Side Effects


The most commonly reported Paxil side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Atrial Septal Defect (1274)
Anxiety (1196)
Dizziness (973)
Cardiac Murmur (812)
Depression (755)
Nausea (682)
Insomnia (645)
Headache (597)
Agitation (588)
Completed Suicide (547)
Aggression (505)
Suicidal Ideation (458)
Fatigue (412)
Ventricular Septal Defect (392)
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (389)
Feeling Abnormal (383)
Anger (362)
Suicide Attempt (357)
Irritability (354)
Cardiomegaly (344)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Paxil Side Effects Reported to FDA



Paxil Side Effect Report#9990499
Asthenia, Chills, Pyrexia
This is a report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: anxiety,crohn^s disease, who was treated with Paxil (dosage: Daily, start time:
Jan 02, 2013), combined with:
  • Humira
  • Lialda (Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthenia, Chills, Pyrexia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Paxil treatment in female patients, resulting in Asthenia side effect.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9922348
Dizziness, Confusional State, Lethargy, Malaise, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue
This report suggests a potential Paxil Dizziness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Paxil (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Paxil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dizziness, Confusional State, Lethargy, Malaise, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality IssueAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Paxil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dizziness, may still occur.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9808029
Convulsion, Loss Of Consciousness, Disorientation, Somnolence, Urinary Incontinence, Blood Electrolytes Abnormal
This Convulsion problem was reported by a health professional from CR. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety disorder. On
Sep 15, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Paxil (dosage: 20mg Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Paxil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Convulsion, Loss Of Consciousness, Disorientation, Somnolence, Urinary Incontinence, Blood Electrolytes AbnormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Convulsion, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9782971
Thrombocytopenia
This Thrombocytopenia side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 51-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression.The patient was prescribed Paxil (drug dosage: 20 Mg, Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Paxil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: ThrombocytopeniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Paxil.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9779794
Sedation, Bradyphrenia, Somnolence, Blood Pressure Decreased, Decreased Appetite, Listless, Hypoaesthesia
This is a report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Paxil (dosage: 12.5mg Per Day, start time:
Apr 10, 2013), combined with:
  • Dogmatyl
  • Bufferin (81mg Per Day)
  • Coniel (4mg Per Day)
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate (40mg Twice Per Day)
  • Furosemide (20mg Per Day)
  • Wypax (.5mg Per Day)
  • Edirol (.75mg Per Day)
  • Sigmart (15mg Three Times Per Day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sedation, Bradyphrenia, Somnolence, Blood Pressure Decreased, Decreased Appetite, Listless, Hypoaesthesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Paxil treatment in female patients, resulting in Sedation side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9779790
Cardiac Failure Chronic, Cardiac Arrest, Somnolence, Blunted Affect, Pleural Effusion, Cardiomegaly, Chest Discomfort, Hypoaesthesia, Decreased Activity
This report suggests a potential Paxil Cardiac Failure Chronic side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 88-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depressive symptom,anxiety disorder,hypertension and used Paxil (dosage: 12.5mg Per Day) starting
Sep 25, 2013. After starting Paxil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cardiac Failure Chronic, Cardiac Arrest, Somnolence, Blunted Affect, Pleural Effusion, Cardiomegaly, Chest Discomfort, Hypoaesthesia, Decreased ActivityAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Depas (.5mg Per Day)
  • Micardis (40mg Per Day)
  • Micardis (40mg Per Day)
  • Diart (30mg Per Day)
  • Diart (60mg Per Day)
  • Edirol (.75mcg Per Day)
  • Miya Bm (60mg Three Times Per Day)
  • Slow-k (600mg Per Day)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Paxil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiac Failure Chronic, may still occur.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9779770
Rhabdomyolysis, Grand Mal Convulsion, Fall, Dizziness, Ill-defined Disorder, Loss Of Consciousness, Myalgia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Pyrexia
This Rhabdomyolysis problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 27-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression,sleep disorder,anxiety. On
Feb 24, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Paxil (dosage: 20mg Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Seroquel (25mg Per Day)
  • Depas (225mg Per Day)
  • Desyrel (50mg Per Day)
When using Paxil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Rhabdomyolysis, Grand Mal Convulsion, Fall, Dizziness, Ill-defined Disorder, Loss Of Consciousness, Myalgia, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, PyrexiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rhabdomyolysis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9773283
Suicide Attempt, Diabetes Mellitus, Screaming, Obesity, Hypertension, Euphoric Mood, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Increased Appetite
This Suicide Attempt side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 26-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: autism spectrum disorder.The patient was prescribed Paxil (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 27, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lamictal (25mg Alternate Days)
  • Flunitrazepam
  • Vegetamin
  • Akineton
  • Neuleptil
  • Tegretol
  • Risperidone
.After starting to take Paxil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Suicide Attempt, Diabetes Mellitus, Screaming, Obesity, Hypertension, Euphoric Mood, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Increased AppetiteThese side effects may potentially be related to Paxil.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9773236
Rectal Haemorrhage, Malaise, Dizziness, Photopsia
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Paxil (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 22, 2013), combined with:
  • Viibryd
  • Losartan
  • Omeprazole
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Multivitamin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Rectal Haemorrhage, Malaise, Dizziness, Photopsia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Paxil treatment in male patients, resulting in Rectal Haemorrhage side effect.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9747675
Muscle Twitching, Tic, Headache
This report suggests a potential Paxil Muscle Twitching side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression and used Paxil (dosage: NA) starting
Dec 07, 2013. After starting Paxil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Muscle Twitching, Tic, HeadacheAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Paxil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscle Twitching, may still occur.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9726552
Victim Of Homicide
This Victim Of Homicide problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression. On NS this consumer started treatment with Paxil (dosage: 37.5mg Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Xanax
When using Paxil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Victim Of HomicideAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Victim Of Homicide, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9725659
Tremor, Muscular Weakness, Muscular Weakness, Tremor, Product Quality Issue
This Tremor side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression.The patient was prescribed Paxil Cr (drug dosage: 1 Tablet Once A Day, Once Daily, Taken By Mouth), which was initiated on
Mar 04, 2004. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Paxil Cr the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Tremor, Muscular Weakness, Muscular Weakness, Tremor, Product Quality IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Paxil Cr.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9702818
Anxiety, Insomnia, Decreased Appetite, Diarrhoea
This is a report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: anxiety disorder,dysmenorrhoea, who was treated with Paxil (dosage: 12.5mg Per Day, start time:
Oct 25, 2013), combined with:
  • Dinagest
  • Wypax
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anxiety, Insomnia, Decreased Appetite, Diarrhoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Paxil treatment in female patients, resulting in Anxiety side effect.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9702815
Hepatic Function Abnormal, Malaise, Jaundice, Decreased Appetite, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased
This report suggests a potential Paxil Hepatic Function Abnormal side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression and used Paxil (dosage: 10mg Per Day) starting
Mar 26, 2012. After starting Paxil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hepatic Function Abnormal, Malaise, Jaundice, Decreased Appetite, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Paxil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hepatic Function Abnormal, may still occur.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9686630
Cardiac Failure, Dyspnoea, Brain Natriuretic Peptide Increased
This Cardiac Failure problem was reported by a pharmacist from JP. A 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Paxil (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Anafranil
  • Solanax
  • Dogmatyl
When using Paxil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardiac Failure, Dyspnoea, Brain Natriuretic Peptide IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9681739
Delirium, Parkinsonism, Dyskinesia, Disorientation, Restlessness, Depressed Mood, Hypophagia
This Delirium side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 68-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression.The patient was prescribed Paxil (drug dosage: 20mg Per Day), which was initiated on
Oct 10, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Paxil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Delirium, Parkinsonism, Dyskinesia, Disorientation, Restlessness, Depressed Mood, HypophagiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Paxil. The patient was hospitalized.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9675875
Abdominal Discomfort, Urinary Tract Infection, Hypophagia
This is a report of a 80-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Paxil (dosage: 12.5mg Per Day, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Discomfort, Urinary Tract Infection, Hypophagia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Paxil treatment in patients, resulting in Abdominal Discomfort side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9664105
Anxiety
This report suggests a potential Paxil Anxiety side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression and used Paxil (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Paxil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: AnxietyAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Buspar
Although Paxil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anxiety, may still occur.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9651407
Hot Flush, Restlessness, Sleep Disorder
This Hot Flush problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety,hot flush. On NS this consumer started treatment with Paxil Cr (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Paxil Cr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hot Flush, Restlessness, Sleep DisorderAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hot Flush, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9643589
Completed Suicide
This Completed Suicide side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CR. A 46-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: major depression.The patient was prescribed Paxil Cr (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Paxil Cr the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Completed SuicideThese side effects may potentially be related to Paxil Cr.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9629768
Myoclonus, Pyrexia
This is a report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: depression, who was treated with Paxil (dosage: 25mg Per Day, start time:
Oct 29, 2005), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Myoclonus, Pyrexia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Paxil treatment in female patients, resulting in Myoclonus side effect.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9603103
Syncope, Convulsion
This report suggests a potential Paxil Syncope side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 25-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JM was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Paxil (dosage: 20mg Per Day) starting
Sep 12, 2013. After starting Paxil the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Syncope, ConvulsionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Paxil demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Syncope, may still occur.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9565797
Hallucination, Cognitive Disorder, Thinking Abnormal, Accidental Overdose
This Hallucination problem was reported by a pharmacist from JP. A 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: depression. On NS this consumer started treatment with Paxil (dosage: 25mg Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Paxil, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hallucination, Cognitive Disorder, Thinking Abnormal, Accidental OverdoseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hallucination, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9562447
Surgery
This Surgery side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Paxil (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 04, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Paxil the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: SurgeryThese side effects may potentially be related to Paxil. The patient was hospitalized.
Paxil Side Effect Report#9554009
Brain Neoplasm Malignant, Surgery
This is a report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Paxil Cr (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 08, 2003), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Brain Neoplasm Malignant, Surgery after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Paxil Cr treatment in female patients, resulting in Brain Neoplasm Malignant side effect.


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The appearance of Paxil on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Paxil Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Anxiety 726
Dizziness 716
Atrial Septal Defect 599
Nausea 516
Depression 454
Headache 395
Insomnia 391
Cardiac Murmur 382
Agitation 322
Fatigue 293

What are common Paxil Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Atrial Septal Defect 673
Anxiety 462
Cardiac Murmur 429
Completed Suicide 372
Depression 297
Aggression 287
Agitation 264
Insomnia 252
Dizziness 250
Headache 200

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    Paxil Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC16590-514
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NamePAXIL CR
    NamePAROXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED, EXTENDED RELEASE
    RouteORAL
    On market since20020409
    LabelerSTAT RX USA LLC
    Active Ingredient(s)PAROXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE
    Strength(s)12.5
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassSerotonin Reuptake Inhibitor [EPC],Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors [MoA]

    Paxil Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 10217

    Paxil safety alerts: 2006 2005 2004

    Reported deaths: 842

    Reported hospitalizations: 3542

    Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) Tablets and Oral Suspension

    Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) Tablets and Oral Suspension
    Paxil CR (paroxetine hydrochloride) Controlled-Release Tablets

    Audience: Neuropsychiatric and other healthcare professionals
    [Posted 05/12/2006] GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and FDA notified healthcare professionals of changes to the Clinical Worsening and Suicide Risk subsection of the WARNINGS section in the prescribing Information for Paxil and Paxil CR. These labeling changes relate to adult patients, particularly those who are younger adults.

    A recent meta-analysis conducted of suicidal behavior and ideation in placebo-controlled clinical trials of paroxetine in adult patients with psychiatric disorders including Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), other depression and non-depression disorders. Results of this analysis showed a higher frequency of suicidal behavior in young adults treated with paroxetine compared with placebo. Further, in the analysis of adults with MDD (all ages), the frequency of suicidal behavior was higher in patients treated with paroxetine compared with placebo. This difference was statistically significant; however, as the absolute number and incidence of events are small, these data should be interpreted with caution. All of the reported events of suicidal behavior in the adult patients with MDD were non-fatal suicide attempts, and the majority of these attempts (8 of 11) were in younger adults aged 18-30. These MDD data suggest that the higher frequency observed in the younger adult population across psychiatric disorders may extend beyond the age of 24.

    It is important that all patients, especially young adults and those who are improving, receive careful monitoring during paroxetine therapy regardless of the condition being treated.

    [May 2006 - Dear Healthcare Professional letter - GlaxoSmithKline]

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