About Paroxetine

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About Paroxetine

The active substance is used in:

  • depression
  • compulsive disorders
  • panic disorders
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • phobias
  • generalized anxiety disorders.

In all these diseases, the drug improves the symptoms of the disease and helps the patient to cope better with everyday life.

Paroxetine can be given as a suspension both in tablet form and as a liquid.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Treating obsessive-compulsive, panic, posttraumatic stress and generalized anxiety disorders
  • Brighten mood in depression

This is how Paroxetine works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of paroxetine.
Please also read the information on the drug groups selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, antidepressants, to which the active ingredient paroxetine belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance paroxetine

The active substance is used in:

  • depression
  • compulsive disorders
  • panic disorders
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • phobias
  • generalized anxiety disorders.

In all these diseases, the drug improves the symptoms of the disease and helps the patient in coping better with everyday life.

Paroxetine can be given in both tablet and liquid as a suspension.
For the following uses of Paroxetine , in-depth information is available:

  • depression
  • anxiety disorders
  • nervous

Mode of action of paroxetine

Paroxetine belongs to the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Like all drugs in this group, paroxetine also increases the supply of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. How to explain its mood-enhancing effect.

Unlike many other antidepressants, the active substance has no calming effect. Also, paroxetine does not enhance the depressant effect of alcohol. Nevertheless, alcohol should be avoided during treatment with this active ingredient.

Potential Paroxetine side effects may include:

Paroxetine used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Julie R. Simmons says:
    2.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Psychosomatic disorder; Obsessive compulsive disorder

    I have been taking Paroxetine for 2 months and think it’s great. It’s really not alright to scare others here. So you do not become a monster from Paroxetine. So nonsense. With me it has already shown effect on the 3rd day. I have no side effect, no loss of libido, on the contrary. For all other SSRIs I had the total loss of libido in the SNRI’s. So, you always rest ……………….

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. Virginia A. Manuel says:
    2.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Psychosomatic disorder; Thyroid function under; High blood pressure; Depression

    I am taking paroxetine 20 mg in the morning (6 weeks) and have been able to rejoice for many years now. For many years I have resisted the insight that my physical problems also have a psychological reason – apart from hormonal disorders. I can only recommend this medicine and my doctor told me that I would feel like a watery drowsy in the first 2-4 weeks … that was the case, but once you’re through, it’s worth it – at least for me. The only side effect is the permanent increase in my blood pressure.

    Side effects: High blood pressure
  3. Gladys L. Carter says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Thyroid function under; Depression

    I have very, very often depression and anxiety, especially bad are loss-anxious, got paroxetine against the depris, I was absolutely not clear, then I was prescribed citalopram, but continue to be quite anxious. dizziness is also added, then in the evening mostly very strong leg cramps, which is also causing me problems is the constant freezing, in addition, now I have the antidepressiva discontinued because I had a wish for children, but now hopefully fulfilled, I am in the 17.ssw., My doctor says that I have normal thyroid values, nevertheless, I feel constantly drained, tired and tired, of course, the pregnancy much more extreme than usual, which now also has the addition of severe kidney pain.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  4. Rita L. Denney says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Thyroid function under; Depression

    I have very, very often depression and anxiety, especially bad are loss-anxious, got paroxetine against the depris, I was absolutely not clear, then I was prescribed citalopram, but continue to be quite anxious. dizziness is also added, then in the evening mostly very strong leg cramps, which is also causing me problems is the constant freezing, in addition, now I have the antidepressiva discontinued because I had a wish for children, but now hopefully fulfilled, I am in the 19.ssw., My doctor says that I have normal thyroid gland values, nevertheless, I feel constantly drained, tired and tired, of course, by the pregnancy, even more extreme than usual, which is now also added that I have severe kidney pain. a week ago, dan was also found that I suffer from hay fever, which makes my asthma even worse, thus I get more and more live where I would prefer not to live on !!

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue
  5. Charlie F. Nicoletti says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Mood swings; Fatigue; Anxiety disorders

    I’m not 20 yet and have a lot of bad experiences for my age with AD. After a major change, panic attacks, extreme fatigue and eating disorders increased. The doctor prescribed me 50mg Tresleen (but helped absolutely nothing, was so desperate that I have even increased to 100mg, which in turn has brought nothing). I felt the sitting down physically speaking I had a headache and body aches (psychically, nothing had changed). I then went directly to a psychologist who recommended paroxetine to me (since my mother had responded very well to it and he said that something similar happens in the brain and therefore I will respond well). Unfortunately, I took the paroxetine for a long time, tripled the dose even under the supervision of a neurologist – no effect, except that fatigue and fatigue got a little better (but can not say that this is due to the medication, because I had no choice as turning my entire life and wondering what I had done wrong, that it had come to that) and that I was secondarily severe headache and nausea … The exhaustion over time was thankfully better and also the eating disorders were gone as soon as I had changed everything. Nevertheless, I had great anxiety and panic (as well as fear of the fear) which should actually go through the Medis. Through a blood test it came out that I’m a Rapid Metabolizer (my liver recovers medicines so fast that the usual dose does not help). After no effect on paroxetine, my neurologist Cymbalta prescribed it to me. Paroxetine I almost did not feel – mild headache and body aches. First 60mg and then blood again, then increased to 90mg – and it finally turned an effect. Exhaustion got better, concentration too and the fear of anxiety disappeared completely. Nevertheless, I had a very low stress threshold and mood swings, as well as a deep fear of a renewed overstrain and change. Side effects were often dizziness, headache and sweating (which also changed over time). Sleep was thankfully never a problem for me. So my doctor increased to 130mg to tell an even better result. No way! Nothing got better, only the side effects stronger! So I got additionally 25mg Mirtazapine prescribed, which I had to creep in slowly. My doctor said that relatively many studies prove that it would work so well in conjunction with other ADs. The first days seemed so sedating with me, that after an hour of taking it, I became so tired that I could not think properly, everything became difficult. Waking up also became more difficult. When I was on a whole tablet, I kept it up for just a few days because I was always hungry and that was really 24-hour – just depressing! In addition, I took almost 6 kg in 2 weeks! I was struggling to do sports because suddenly I did not have any stamina anymore and was sweating heavily. Otherwise no mental change (or so minimal that I did not notice because of the strong side effects). So I only took half more and waited until the next appointment. Mirtazapine has been discontinued and I’ve been ‘clean’ for almost a week now – no side effects on weaning, my mood swings have worsened. I’m fine so far, but I do not feel well. I’m scared of every little thing and I waver between ‘Everything’s fine.’ and ‘I can not do it all.’ And so I am thinking – very laboriously. Now I take Valdoxan, let’s see if that brings something. In any case, I can only advise against mirtazapine!

  6. Robert K. Bradley says:
    1.5 rating

    Paroxetine for A headache

    Dizziness, increased panic

    Side effects: Dizziness
  7. James B. Perry says:
    3.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Adh syndrome; A headache; Borderline; Depression

    At first I had some side effects such as: tiredness, blurred vision, etc … But now I have no side effects except now and then dry mouth … So patience the side effects in the beginning up to 2 months are normal but they usually pass ! I take 40mg Paroxetine + 300mg Elontril in the morning and 150mg Trimipramine at night … I am much more balanced I have a pretty good mood, no more headache (trimipramine), can concentrate and read what did not go before and very important I dare to get back ! Psychotherapy I still need because drugs are usually only a support – for me they are definitely have taken many psychotropic drugs and have NEN tip most expect too much, there are of course no drugs or alk I have consumed even about 10 years and have expected too much of the drugs (in the beginning) … And what else if you do a bit of sports, I do eg .. Kraftsport ..- one does not synonymous with me is everything as before. MfG … like to happen 😉

  8. April R. Hoggard says:
    2.0 rating

    Paroxetine for A headache

    I have a headache every night

    Side effects: Headache
  9. Mary J. Futral says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Dizziness; Anxiety and panic attacks

    Since 2001 take Paroxetine for dizziness, headaches and panic attacks. My dose was daily 10mg. Because I do not want to take the remedy, I am a naturopath. He told me that this is not depression and he gives me something. At the moment, I’m in the process of slimming and have not taken any pills for a week. For me it starts now with headache, dizziness and nausea. But takes about 1 to 2 hours. Hope it’s over soon

    Side effects: Withdrawal symptoms
  10. Glenn C. Boyer says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Burnout syndrome

    In 2002, a 78-year-old woman ran into the truck with suicidal intent. She died immediately. The nervous overburdening then resulted in total burnout 2 years later (nothing went any further), even when the family doctor called by my father came I wanted to run away in panic , Paroxetine is the drug of first choice in post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks and agoraphobia, but you have to be aware that the effect will not occur until 6 – 8 weeks, the time until then is hell (suicide, self-mutilation, palpitations, sweating, total inner Empty). Once you have survived this beautiful … time the recovery has taken place in a surprisingly short time (2 – 4 days). At the beginning of the treatment you need someone who is watching, possibly statonär. stay tuned.

  11. James G. Walters says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Drive disorders; Borderline; Anxiety disorders; Social phobia; Depression

    I take Trimipramine 100mg + Elontril 300mg + Paroxetine 20mg … Elontril and Paroxetine in the morning 9 o’clock and trimipramine in the evening 21 o’clock … With all 3 drugs in combination I get along better and better with my mental quirks; -) … Me sleeping well can concentrate much better on me, I’m better off having a bit more motivation, a much more stable mood and the phobias are weaker. I think that will of course be even better, especially paroxetine increases the effect even more …

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. Tiffany D. Schmidt says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Borderline; Depression

    I’ve been taking paroxetine for over 3 years now. It helps me really well. Unfortunately, it took me 3 months to get the medication right in my body. In the beginning, I only slept. I had stepped right off. I was just tired. Luckily I was unemployed at the time because working would not have been possible. But the tablet changed me completely. Before I was totally broken, rested often. Was uncontrollable and cried permanently. Could not even leave the house alone. Since the tablet I’m fine. I am self-confident, fearless, calmer and more stable. Even with my borderline it totally helps! I am like a new person. Calm and relaxed! But my big problem, which was not important to me at the beginning. In the meantime, I’ve gained over 20 pounds and no matter which diet or something, I can not stomach it.

  13. Jane T. Bolster says:
    2.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Borderline

    At the beginning of the intake it was not too bad with the side effect. but gradually came fatigue, exhaustion, etc. The limit me in everyday life very much.

    Side effects: Nausea; Libido loss; Fatigue
  14. William J. Faison says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Anxiety and panic attacks; Depression

    Hello, I too would like to tell you from my experiences, how it is, when you drop off psychotropic drugs. I’ve just experienced this and I’m not through yet. I have been suffering from depression, anxiety and panic attacks for years. Got everything, from psychotherapy to medication, and not just with a drug. My last dose is as follows: Paroxate 40 mg, Lyrica 150 mg, Prothazine 100 mg, Olanzapine 2.5 mg and this for years. If you feel bad, you do not ask the doctor if the medication has any side effects because you just have to rely on the doc to do the right thing. Once you get those things prescribed, you will not be able to get rid of them again, unless it’s always getting worse. So it was with me, after 10 years of taking Paroxate my neurologist meant, maybe this will not help anymore and I should drop it off (mind you within a week) and take something else for it. Since such antidepressants do not work the same and Paroxat is known for its enormous withdrawal symptoms, of course I first ran into a catastrophe. After four days without paroxathe hell began, migraines, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, the head electrified. Called a doctor, get a message, I have to go through now, at some point it will be better, well, thank you. Sometime after 14 days, it was also a little better and during this time I’ve been intensively on the net with the other drug busy, everywhere the same Sch ……. And of course I asked myself, that must be all. I now have 25 kg gain in weight, I just walked around like a zombie, I was not interested in anything, so no trace of help. Since I have decided, now you are gradually from the other drugs, worse it can not be. Next up was Olanzapin, I just did a cut and it was just as bad as the paroxet. But I did it, and I think so, because my head became freer, I was not so apathetic, it was very hard, but it works. For the last two medications, I’ll take my time, reduce gradually, I’m almost a professional and I think I can do this too. What I find so bad about all this, that especially people who are mentally ill, so need special attention, and this is unfortunately not done by the doctors. You prescribe pills over pills, once you have them, you will not get rid of them again. What causes these drugs but by their side effects, no one says on the contrary, complains of a weight gain is asked immediately, they eat more or you get the same said, they just have to move more, great, if the medication is actually prevented , So my conclusion, never let you simply prescribe medication, without being properly informed and questioned the intake again and again. And when a drug is discontinued, slowly creep out, otherwise it can get angry.

    Side effects: Withdrawal symptoms
  15. Andrew P. Collins says:
    5.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Anxiety and panic attacks; Depression

    I have been suffering from depression and anxiety and massive sleep disorders since 1999. In the course of this time, I have been prescribed many medications, some of which I have not tolerated at all. Since 2006, I take mirtazapine 30 mg every evening, at some point that was no longer sufficient, because the fears were suddenly back. Two years ago, it started with panic attacks and the quality of life started to suffer. Sometimes I got the panic attacks several times a day. I could not go on and went to my psychiatrist and told him I was suffering from massive anxiety and panic attacks. He then prescribed paroxetine for me. When I read through the side effects, I did not know if I should take this medicine or not. The memories of failed drug changes were awake again. So I was still hesitant to take this medicine. Only after almost a year did I decide to try the drug because my fears were always present. I started with 10 mg in the first week and I did not notice any side effects. In the second week, the dose was increased to 20 mg, the side effects were limited. The worst side effects for me were permanent weakness and heavy fatigue. It took four weeks for the states of exhaustion to be gone and during this time I often thought to stop treatment. Now I have been taking Paroxetine for 5 months and I feel much better. Especially against fears and panic attacks it worked great.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  16. Malcolm A. Reed says:
    2.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    ..very effective u. compatible drug. As good as no side effects noted (beware of alcohol) .. makes you more alert after a short period of use, take 10months regularly 30mg ..

    Side effects: Alcohol intolerance
  17. Phyllis J. Osborne says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Social phobia

    Hello, for a year I am taking Paroxetine for panic disorder. The reason was a post-traumatic stress disorder with depression. I could not stay with people anymore and was absolutely impotent and sad. At that time she has prescribed my family doctor and said the effect occurs after about 3 weeks. That was also the case and I felt much better. My depression gradually disappeared and I was able to return to people and enjoy life. Today I can even work properly again. The side effects are not to be underestimated! I have gained more than 15 kilos and I have a lot of binge eating that was not the case in the past. I never ate sweets then because I had absolutely no appetite for sweets. Today I can not exist without Schoki in the house 🙂 The so-called electric shocks in the head made me initially very scared. Even in the emergency room where I could help because no physical causes were recognizable. Most come when I exceed the intake time or even forget. Then I feel like ausgek ….. and run around the whole day like counterfeit money. Almost as drunk. My libido had not diminished, but the orgasmic ability was limited at the beginning, which has now been regulated. Expressly I would like to warn against simultaneous alcohol consumption. One or two beers but then you lose the feeling of drinking which I did not have before. This resulted in total loss of control with increased aggression and deviance of the personality. That could then be very embarrassing and unpleasant, which is why I now give up on parties at increased consumption. Otherwise, I feel better and the side effects are bearable. Better than constantly feeling suffocated. My doctor now recommends me a psychotherapy and the tapering of the tablets. At the moment I take 20mg per day. How it develops I can not say. I hope that someday I can live without tablets. best regards

  18. Eva D. Vancleave says:
    3.5 rating

    Paroxetine for High blood pressure; Depression

    So I’m trying Paroxetine now again set off since I have in the years since it took 40 (!) Kilos increased … A year ago I reduced paroxetine from 20 mg to 10 mg was very difficult … withdrawal symptoms of anxiety and Panic, depression, grippiges feeling sleep disorders … it took a long time until I realized that it is not a relapse but Ansetzsymptome sind..Durchhalten is announced..Seit about 6 months I take only 5 mg every day for another 3 months all two days 5 milligrams and now for about two weeks I am on 5 MG every three days .. well I am DOG TIRED feel almost nakotisiert … I am exhausted and listless only my weight drops in the context of a diet plan (FINALLY!) One reason stay tuned but it’s hard and scary but I try to stay strong … infos follow …

  19. Denise G. Wallace says:
    3.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Adh syndrome; Depression

    Methylphenitad has been shown to cause severe depression, even if I do not take it over a longer period of time. Now have an antidepressant which you can take well with it. Had another previously which constantly caused a headache. The mpt was good for me, Concerta was nothing for me. Bad to dose, since a depot agent and has caused headaches, although the same active ingredient.

    Side effects: Depressions