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Report Paxil Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Paxil, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Paxil side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Paxil.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Paxil side effects are:
Weight Gain (14 reports)
Joint Pain (7 reports)
Sweating (6 reports)
Bloating (4 reports)
Sweating Tremendousily Mean (4 reports)
Bladder Irritation (3 reports)
Forgetfullness (3 reports)
Auditory Hallucinations (2 reports)
Barb (2 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Paxil side effects . You can also compare Paxil side effects or view FDA reports.

Paxil Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Paxil reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


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 identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Vomiting
on Sep 24, 2013 Female from JP , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: vomiting. Paxil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Arrest, Coronary Artery Disease
Patient was taking Paxil Cr. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: cardiac arrest, coronary artery disease on Jan 08, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 54 years of age, . Paxil Cr dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Orgasm Abnormal
Adverse event was reported on Sep 23, 2013 by a Male taking Paxil (Dosage: 1 Pill) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 34 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: orgasm abnormal.

Abortion Threatened, Exposure During Pregnancy, Live Birth
on Sep 23, 2013 Female from JP , 24 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: abortion threatened, exposure during pregnancy, live birth. Paxil dosage: 5mg Per Day.


Tremor, Lip Disorder
on Sep 19, 2013 Female from US , 75 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: tremor, lip disorder. Paxil dosage: N/A.

Altered State Of Consciousness, Orthostatic Hypotension
Patient was taking Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: altered state of consciousness, orthostatic hypotension on Sep 13, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Paxil dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Completed Suicide
Adverse event was reported on Sep 10, 2013 by a Female taking Paxil (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 72 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: completed suicide.

Suicide Attempt, Ventricular Tachycardia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Serotonin Syndrome, Central Nervous System Lesion, Altered State Of Consciousness, Torsade De Pointes, Opsoclonus Myoclonus, Mydriasis
on Sep 10, 2013 Female from JP , 41 years of age, weighting 72.75 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: suicide attempt, ventricular tachycardia, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, serotonin syndrome, central nervous system lesion, altered state of consciousness, torsade de pointes, opsoclonus myoclonus, mydriasis. Paxil dosage: 40mg Per Day.

Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Somnolence
on Sep 03, 2013 Female from RU , 26 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: depressed level of consciousness, somnolence. Paxil dosage: 10mg Per Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Activation Syndrome, Abnormal Behaviour
Patient was taking Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: activation syndrome, abnormal behaviour on Sep 03, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 16 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Paxil dosage: 25mg Per Day.

Akinesia, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Waxy Flexibility, Communication Disorder, Staring, Mutism
Adverse event was reported on Aug 28, 2013 by a Male taking Paxil (Dosage: 20mg Per Day) was diagnosed with
  • depression
  • hypertension
  • lipids abnormal
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • diabetes mellitus
and. Location: JP , 81 years of age, Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: akinesia, unresponsive to stimuli, waxy flexibility, communication disorder, staring, mutism.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Caduet (1iuax Per Day)
  • Zetia (10mg Per Day)
  • Urief (4mg Twice Per Day)
  • Equa (50mg Twice Per Day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Serotonin Syndrome, Rhabdomyolysis, Cognitive Disorder, Tachycardia, Myoclonus, Confusional State, Agitation, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Asthenia
on Aug 27, 2013 Male from JP , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: serotonin syndrome, rhabdomyolysis, cognitive disorder, tachycardia, myoclonus, confusional state, agitation, musculoskeletal stiffness, asthenia. Paxil dosage: 10mg Per Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Electrocardiogram St-t Segment Abnormal, Cardiac Arrest, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Apnoea, Pupil Fixed
on Sep 23, 2013 Male from US , 61 years of age, weighting 209.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: electrocardiogram qt prolonged, atrial fibrillation, electrocardiogram qrs complex prolonged, electrocardiogram st-t segment abnormal, cardiac arrest, unresponsive to stimuli, apnoea, pupil fixed. Paxil dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Atenolol (25mg Per Day)
  • Digoxin (.25mg Per Day)
  • Lisinopril (40mg Per Day)
  • Warfarin (5mg Per Day)
  • Xanax (.25mg Per Day)
  • Zocor (10mg Per Day)


Congenital Cardiovascular Anomaly, Anencephaly, Injury, Pain, Anxiety, Deformity, Nervous System Disorder, Anal Atresia, Cleft Palate
Patient was taking Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: congenital cardiovascular anomaly, anencephaly, injury, pain, anxiety, deformity, nervous system disorder, anal atresia, cleft palate on Aug 14, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 6.83 lb, was diagnosed with and. Paxil dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Carotid Bruit, Dizziness
Adverse event was reported on Sep 09, 2013 by a Male taking Paxil (Dosage: 20mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 58 years of age, After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: depressed level of consciousness, carotid bruit, dizziness.

Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion, Decreased Appetite, Hyponatraemia, Rathke^s Cleft Cyst, Hepatic Steatosis
on Aug 07, 2013 Female from JP , 35 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, decreased appetite, hyponatraemia, rathke^s cleft cyst, hepatic steatosis. Paxil dosage: 20mg Per Day. Patient was hospitalized.

Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Feeling Abnormal, Hypertension
on Oct 04, 2013 Female from US , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: atrial fibrillation, dizziness, feeling abnormal, hypertension. Paxil dosage: 20mg Per Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Suicidal Ideation, Aphagia, Depression, Subileus, Abdominal Distension, Nausea, Constipation, Fluid Intake Reduced
Patient was taking Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: suicidal ideation, aphagia, depression, subileus, abdominal distension, nausea, constipation, fluid intake reduced on Aug 08, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Paxil dosage: 12.5mg Per Day. Patient was hospitalized.

Suicidal Ideation, Influenza Like Illness, Mood Swings, Balance Disorder, Tremor, Chills, Hyperhidrosis
Adverse event was reported on Aug 01, 2013 by a Female taking Paxil (Dosage: 30mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 61 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: suicidal ideation, influenza like illness, mood swings, balance disorder, tremor, chills, hyperhidrosis. Patient was hospitalized.

Helicobacter Infection, Feeling Abnormal, Decreased Appetite
on Aug 07, 2013 Female from JP , 42 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: helicobacter infection, feeling abnormal, decreased appetite. Paxil dosage: 20mg Per Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Caesarean Section, Urticaria, Exposure During Pregnancy, Premature Labour, Live Birth
on Oct 11, 2013 Female from JP , 38 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: caesarean section, urticaria, exposure during pregnancy, premature labour, live birth. Paxil dosage: N/A.

Skin Ulcer, Skin Lesion, Erythema, Skin Exfoliation, Skin Discolouration, Unevaluable Event, Blister, Scab
Patient was taking Paxil Cr. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: skin ulcer, skin lesion, erythema, skin exfoliation, skin discolouration, unevaluable event, blister, scab on Jul 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, weighting 162.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Paxil Cr dosage: 50mg 2 Daily Po ?reduced Dosage.

Pyelonephritis, Urinary Retention, Urinary Incontinence, Pollakiuria
Adverse event was reported on Jul 24, 2013 by a Female taking Paxil (Dosage: 20mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 63 years of age, Patient felt the following Paxil side effects: pyelonephritis, urinary retention, urinary incontinence, pollakiuria.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Depas
  • Constan
  • Ebrantil
  • Ubretid
  • Tecipul
  • Solanax
  • Sulpiride
  • Tagamet
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Completed Suicide
on Aug 14, 2013 Male from JP , 17 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. After Paxil was administered, patient encountered several Paxil side effects: completed suicide. Paxil dosage: 20mg Per Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Paxil Cr (25mg Per Day)
  • Concerta (27mg Per Day)
  • Strattera (40mg Twice Per Day)
  • Valerin (200mg Twice Per Day)
  • Gramalil (25mg Twice Per Day)


Delirium, Cerebral Infarction
on Jul 18, 2013 Patient from JP , 70 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Paxil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Paxil side effects: delirium, cerebral infarction. Paxil dosage: N/A.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative PAXIL Names:PAROXETIN

Active Ingredient: PAROXETIN

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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