Paxil Removed From Market?

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HPD Says:

I heard Paxil has been removed from the market. True? Anyone know why? Also, are there any side effects or reaction concerns with taking Paxil (Paroxetine) along with Serzone (Nefazodone)? Both show side effects including mood swings and hostility.

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S. Ellen Rice Says:

Why was Paxil removed from the market?

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HPD Says:

I had just started on it, thought it was working OK, went in for my first eval., and was switched to Lexapro. The nurse said Paxil was no longer being prescribed and was being pulled off the market. No one seemed to know why. H

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candace Says:

I was perscribed paxil by my doctor to help with post partem depression and daily stress about 4 months ago. I honestly think that I should be on something different but I don't really know much about the drug game. If anyone has any personal experiences to share please do. I really feel that I should speak with someone who has taken the drug themselves.

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HPD Says:

I was taking it and thought it was working fine. I haven't heard any confirmation that it's been removed from the market. I'm also interested if anyone has taken it with Serzone (Nefazodone) and suffered any adverse effects? H

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Jodie Says:

I just got my prescription filled on 6/4/05. I didn't hear anything about it being pulled off the shelves.

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alex Says:

it is still on the market isnt it?

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Kay Says:

Paxil is still on the market.I just had my Prescription refilled. I still have the Orgasm problem, but I also suffer from Clinical depression-- Iwas just taken off Altace because my Blood Pressure was dangerously low.. Perhaps that was part of the problem. Also I`m older than most of you LOL (but I ain`t dead) :)
Kay

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Skeeter Says:

I used the paxil for about 2 years. It did help but I started gaining weight and had sex side effects. Contact me on what I now use. I would never go back. Did have to have help getting off the drug.

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HPD Says:

I'm sorry I started the whole off the market thing as it appears that Paxil's still out there and I got some bad information from a nurse. I thought it was working OK but I was only on it for about two months. Now I'm on some kind of Beta Blocker I can't remember the name of. I'm at work right now and will reply with the name when I get home. I gotta say, I'm happier with this new thing, as it doesn't seem to have any of the sexual side effects I had with the short run on Paxil.
One point of interest is the amount of advertising and news on Lexapro as if it's the second coming. I didn't have any possitive response from it and I'm wondering if the medical community didn't take me off Paxil and put me on Lexipro without actually having a good reason to? Just a word to the sceptics - I have no ongoing litigation or alterior motive one way or another. I actually like the Beta Blocker I'm on now more that Paxil. so ... for what it's worth - Hak

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debbie Says:

Paxil is still on the market, but GlaxoSmithKline has put a black box warning on the label because it has been associated with suicide. As a long time user, I can tell you this drug is bad news. If you want good information, do a google on paxil withdrawal. You'll be surprised at how much info is out there. And, no, I am not involved in any legal proceedings. But at two months into withdrawal -- tapering slowly -- I am a very sick woman. This is my third attempt to quit. The other two times I caved in because the withdrawal was soooooo painful.

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Skeeter Says:

I would like to help debbie not cave in and go back on the paxil. The products are natural and do nothing but nounirish the cell and the body can repair itself. Do you think you have a paxil deficiency? No you are lacking some nutrient. I know the pain debbie is in I was there not to long ago. There is hope out there

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Hakrite Says:

Debbie, I certainly hope you get off the stuff and back on track. I wasn't on it long enough to feel any effects of withdrawl. I started on a Beta-Blocker, can't remember the name, but I'll get it. It's been good and seems to work a lot better than the Paxil ... but then again that might just be wishful thinking. I have a close friend on Paxil and in my own uneducated opinion, it's made him impossible to be around. So, as far as I'm concerned, the word on Paxil is - it worked for me when I was on it for such a short time, but for him, he needs to be on something else. Debbie, feel free to E me anytime if you'd like. I too am in no litigation, just looking for wisdom. HPD

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Kay Says:

Hi-- Isaid I`m on Paxil- but I am on paroxetineHCL. MyDr. told me it`s the same as Paxil CR-- Is it ? What`s going on with just plain Paxil?
Kay

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debbie Says:

Kay, paroxetine is the generic name for Paxil, so yes...it is the same thing.

Sadly, Paxil (paroxeting HCL) is still on the market and there is no sign that it will be taken off the market any time soon. Time released Paxil, Paxil CR, was taken off of the market for a while, but is now available again.

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dyslexic bri Says:

WHY DO YOU WANT TO QUIT? Doesn't the med work anymore? I don't understand people who want to stop a med that works. It only makes you ill again. Can you explain your reason?

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Rebel Says:

I had anger with lexapro. I stopped taking it and felt calmer. One of the side effects of it is anger/hostility.

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Blake Says:

Re: candace (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

I took it for depression for a couple years and it changed my life in a positive way. It helped with bad anxiety and it seemed easier to control emotions and everything else. For the most part, it cured my ED which helped with the anxiety and depression.

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Kmhaley85 Says:

Here's what I know: Paxil has had and has an insane amount if lawsuits. WAY too many people have killed themselves or others while prescribed.

My experience goes as follows: I suffered from PTSD. My doctor prescribed me Paxil. A little background so you can understand the next part of my story, my big brother accidentally shot himself in front of me and died in our mother's arms. Fast forward 3 months later, I am listening to music one day, a song called "Cry Little Sister" played. I began listening to it on repeat for hours and hours and hours. My mind somehow believed that song was a message from my brother that died. Basically telling me I needed to kill myself so I can come help him.

I decided myself this is not normal as I was never a suicidal person. I quit cold turkey... 36 hours later I had locked myself in the bathroom with a Big Red and an entire bottle of Ativan, ready to kill myself. My husband broke into the bathroom. He laid in bed with me for 12 hours while I was hallucinating. (Spiders crawling on the walls, lights flashing, etc)

Needless to say, Paxil is being removed for a many reasons. Mostly because a lot of very innocent humans have lost their lives due strictly to the medication.

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Dallas Says:

I was given Paxil about 20 years ago from bad depression (horrifying divorce) after three months of being on it psychiatrist left for a new job and I was waiting on the new psychiatrist to come in and refill my script.want a week without it blackouts unbelievable withdraws symptoms thought I was gonna die the worst I’ve ever encountered in my lifetime need less to say when the new doctor came in and told him don’t give me that crap anymore never took it again.

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Dallas Says:

One other thing I forgot to mention I lost almost 50 pounds in those three months and I had suicidal thoughts 24/7. My mind went crazy, I died my hair, got a load of tats (some have been removed), sold everything I own. I was living on diet Coke and oatmeal cookies. That week without it save my life in a sense. Just because a doctor prescribes it doesn’t mean is good for you.

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