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Paxil 60 mg no longer that beneficial to me anymore

Hi, I've been taking Paxil 30 mg. Twice daily for approximately close to 20 years now. I feel like I need a medication to take with Paxil at this point to be beneficial to me as my depression & anxiety are worse than other times. Does anyone know of a supplement that will help and that I can safely take with Paxil? Maybe another anti depressant to go with my Paxil as I do not want to stop the Paxil. ## Have you discussed this issue with your doctor? It is entirely normal for your body to get used to a medication that you take regularly, and for it to stop working as well. The time frame can vary from person to person. When this happens, you usually do need to try a different medication, or a different dosage of the existing medication. The FDA lists the typical side effects of P...

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white oblong apo 101 ## I need to know if the pills I have are paxil. They look different then the ones I take. my mother in law gave them to me because she can't take them. The imprints are 101 on one side and APO on the other. Can someone please help me? I need to know if its an antidepressant. Thanks! ## Yes, this table contains 40mgs of Paroxetine, which is the active ingredient in Paxil (NDC 60505-0101 ). Inactive Ingredients: - Anhydrous Lactose - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Hypromelloses - Magnesium Stearate - Polyethylene Glycols - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato - Titanium Dioxide Ref: DailyMed Is there anything else I can help with?

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Can Paxil cause weight gain?

I am finding that it seems like I have gained weight since I have been on Paxil. I need to check this out, but I think I did better on Zoloft. I had been on for several years. Please let me hear from anyone. ## I gained over 50 lbs. takinking Paxil before my Dr. changed me to Cymbalta. I am back to my normal weight of 180 lbs. ## Yes, Paxil is an SSRI antidepressant that is also used to treat some nervous disorders, and anxiety, and it is well known to cause weight gain in people that take it, according to FDA reports. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood changes. Ref: Paxil Information Why did you stop the Zoloft if it was working well for you?

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Paxil removed from market?

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. ## Why was Paxil removed from the market? ## 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 ## 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 plea...

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P2 G imprint white round pill

P2 G imprint on a white round pill, what are these? ## This tablet contains Paroxetine Hydrochloride 20 mg (NDC 62037-0846), which is an SSRI antidepressant manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight gain. Ref: Medline Plus Paroxetine

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Long Term Effects of Espiride

Esperide anti-depressant drug - long time use: I have been on esperide for at least 4 years continuously, varying between 2 - 4 capsules a day. The effects were quite significant - i was always tired, even after sleeping for 8 - 12 hrs; i was always grumpy; i forget many things; long & short term, i stopped having my period after 2 yrs & didn't have them for 3 yrs. It felt like i was comotosed; had no interest in things i previously loved, like sit coms & comedy, etc. I had no more energy and was freezing cold in the summer; i was not interested in intimacy. then checked with my gynea why certain hormone levels were extremely high. In the last 2 months I changed to a new anti-depressant - I'm now a new person, periods have come back, laughing again, remembering again...

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Slow weight loss from Paxil?

I have been on weight watchers diet for 7 weeks and have lost only 9 lbs. I feel like this is slow. I was wondering if Paxil could be a cause of this. ## I too have joined Weight Watchers & I'm having the same problem, I have gained 70 lbs. or better since I have been on paxil for the last 2 years. Paxil really works for me, I have tried several other anti-D. so I was relieved when the Paxil, helped balance me, However this weight issue, is very depressing within itself ## Yes, Paxil contains the active ingredient Paroxetine, which is an SSRI antidepressant, and it has been known to cause weight gain, and in most cases, the weight can't be lost, until the person stops taking it. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood changes. Have you...

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Paxil cr side effects

Paxil cr 25mg and side effects ## I WAS TAKING PAXIL CR 25MG. AM/PM. MY DOCTOR CHANGED TO A GERNIC PAROXETINE ER 25MG. AM/PM. FIND BOTH HAS ME GAIN SOME WEIGHT, DRY MOUTH AND A BIT TIRED. THIS DRUG HAS KEPT ME FROM DEPRESSION FOR A LONG TIME. I HAVE BEEN ON ALL DIFFERENT DRUGS, THEY NEVER HELP ME. THANK YOU FOR A REPLY. SINCERELY, ESTHER ## Hi Esther, I feel sorry of what happen to you, I just heard of Paxil side effects and this is very alarming to consumers like you. Please refer to this site: ## I started Paxil 5mg 2 days ago. My face has been tingly. Sleep is interrupted about 5 hours in. Anyone know what I should expect? ## The FDA lists the typical side effects of Paxil as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, dry...

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Cost of meds in Mexico

I am taking 1200 dollars worth of drugs a month. I was in Ecuador and bought lasix for a penny a pill. In Columbus they are 1.00 a pill. Help! ## Roche Valium 10mg x 90 tabs with latin prescription with triple holograms on blister packs and Roche Box taped in clear Roche tape with Bin no and expiration date good till 2018 cost me US $82.00 for the prescription on Feb 12, 2014 in Puerto Vallarta, MX. Also, Roche Rivotril, 2 mg, 60 tabs for US $58.00. Must have a latin prescription and only two pharmacias in greater PVR are legitimate that carry real Roche products mfg in Toluca, MX. MD visit was US $100.00. US cash or USA credit card. Get referral from international hotel concierge in the big expensive chain oceanfront hotels. Works the same way in Cabo San Lucas, MX (Baja California). N...

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Switching from Paxil to Viibryd

I am switching from Paxil to Viibryd due to weight gain from Paxil. I'm slowly decreasing Paxil while increasing viibryd, (my choice because I'm terrified of withdraw symptoms). I have been on Paxil for 10 years, coming off of it recently and going on Zoloft during pregnancy. I lost a ton of weight when I was on Zoloft, and the second I started Paxil again, I started gaining quickly. I wanted to go back on Paxil because Zoloft just wasn't controlling my anxiety well. So, here I am, on the 20 mg of Viibyrd plus a 5 mg of Paxil a day. Starting 40 mg of viibryd tomorrow and stopping Paxil. I am noticing that if I don't take the viibryd right at 24 hours since the last dose, I am so anxious! It's almost immediate. Does this drug have no half life? Being an anxious, ocd p...

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color paxil 40mg tab

one side has a G other side P4 round white tab ## I have spent one miserable three weeks on the 20 mg generic paxil manufactured by Mylan. I have had to go back to the expensive PAXIL $123.00 a month until I can get myself squared away. I know I have been on a generic for the last rwo years but I do not know who the manufacturer was. They were white oval. Never examined them closly to see any numbers or letters on them. This is really frustrating and I feel violated to have been given something that was not going to treat my problem. My doctor said it is in the delivery system of generics and that the most trouble was seen in the SSRI's and other antidepresants. This is a sad comentary for our drug companies that they cannot make a better generic. It is called GREED. ## Yes, the tab...

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Aur 20mg Paxil (Paroxetine)

My Paroxetine prescription looked completely different and is oval & pink instead of white & round. I reacted like I was never on Paxil. Has anyone else had a similar experience? ## I was on a 10mg Paxil tablet that was white and scored (so it could be cut in half to 5 mg). Double check to make sure the pill matches the prescription bottle description. You can also check on the internet or call your local pharmacist to be sure. ## Hello Richard, After doing some research I noticed that most of the Paroxetine medication that comes in the form of round pills often has the label "extended release" and the oval pills do not. It is possible that the pills you are accustom to taking release slower into your system than the ones you are now taking. I would need to know the mark...

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Paxil Withdrawals (from 5mg) to Wellbutrin 75mg

I've been on Paxil 5mg tablet (I cut a 10mg tablet in half) for about 2 years. I recently had increased stress in my life so my PCP up'd me to 10 mg which caused increased weight gain and lowered libido. So, I was started on Wellbutrin 75mg daily and told to stop the Paxil as I probably wouldn't have any side effects since I was on such a low dose for so long. I'm sensitive to drugs so I'm not sure. I am on day 5 of no Paxil and taking Wellbutrin and feel that what I may be experiencing are minor brain zaps as my brain adjusts. I assume that's it. Anyways, how long before I should not see side effects of Paxil withdrawal? How do I know it's not a side effect of Wellbutrin? ## Nikki, According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness if you cold turkey Paxil...

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antidepressent ## I'm looking for info on Cynbolta. It is being considered for my mother -- 80 years old and seriously depressed. She also suffers from Alzheimers and Parkinsons. Other antidepressants (eg:Paxil) have proved inneffective and havae had serious gastro-intestinal side effects. Does anyone have an experiences regarding this drug that can be shared? ## Were you referring to the medication Cymbalta? it contains the active ingredient Duloxetine, and is used to treat depression, as well as anxiety. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight changes. It didn't work for me, or for my husband, but there is no way to say how it might work for someone else. Has she started it, yet?

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Paxil CR and Perphenazine

i am taking one in the day and one in the night dont feel good and confused and sick with diarrhea and constipation ## I too got diarrhea and very c on fused taking perphenazine 16mg at nite for depression I don't understand how it can help with depression if you take it at nite anyone have a aanswer to this. I also take it with 1200 mg gabapentin 300mg 2x daily 600mg at nite time I wake up shaky in the morning since I started on the perphenazine. Wishing you luck with your meds loretta ## How long have you been taking it? Loretta, the time of day it is taken doesn't matter, it will still reach its level of efficacy in the body, it doesn't matter if you take it during the day, or at night. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headac...

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would paxil and wellbutrin thin your blood

i take wellbutrin, paxil. kolatapin, and adderall could they thin your blood ## dose wellbutin thin your blood ?? ## No, that is not a normal side effect of these medications. The FDA lists them as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, nervousness, and weight changes. Are you having an issue with blood thinning? Are these the only medication you are currently taking? What are your diagnosed medical conditions? There is really no way to say how any medication will affect anyone that tries it, so it can't be 100% ruled out, but it is unlikely that the listed ones would cause any dangerous blood thinning.

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does paxil work for anyone

Please let me know what you take it for, how much you take and how long it took to work? Please respond. ## Hi, Theresa! Has it had any effect, yet? It can take about 4 to 6 weeks for a medication like Paxil to reach its full level of effectiveness in your body. Generally, that's about the same time when you'll notice any side effects reaching their peak in intensity, then starting to taper off. If it's had no effect by then, that means it most likely isn't the right medication for you. Learn more Paxil details here. I've never tried it, but it worked very well for my ex-husband, he was on it for years. What others have you tried? ## No I have felt no improvement at all. I just was raised from 20 to 30 Mgs a few days ago but I have been on it almost 4 weeks now. Do y...

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Paxil withdrawals

Hi, I have been taking Paxil (20mg) for over a year now. The first time I noticed withdrawal symptoms was when I was unable to pick up my refill and missed 1 day of taking it. I woke up hardly able to walk because the room felt like it was spinning and I kept feeling like I was having brain seizures. About 2 hours or so after taking a pill I was feeling back to normal. Is this normal for this kind of a drug? I’m 22, still having occasional suicidal thoughts while on Paxil and am worried that I am now addicted to it. Is this drug safe? ## NO! I was on it 6 years. Paxil and Amitriptylin for sleep. I quit paxil cold turkey big mistake. tapered off over 5 months. Was still not easy. This is my first month off and my biggest complaint is the itching and dry skin areas. Did some prep wo...

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paxil 10 mg inconsistent inprimt

Hi, I picked up my prescription of Paxil 10 mg today from CVS, it’s brand name and was in a sealed bottle from manufacturer. The pills are oval, yellow one side says Paxil and the other is 10 but with a spitter line in the middle. They have always looked like this. When I look at the Paxil side of the pill and flip it up like a notepad page all my old pills would show the 10 facing up but this last bottle the 10 is upside down. Is this normal? Shouldn’t their imprint all be consistent? Pharmacist said it’s fine but I want to confirm because I am super anxious about taking them and have to take it today. I look forward to your reply, thank you! ## Your pharmacist is correct it is fine, there's nothing that says they have to all face the same direction. It really dep...

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Paxil and Trileptal

Has anyone taken Trileptal (for anger) and Paxil (for anxiety) together? Did it help? My son has taken Trileptal which has helped the anger but the anxiety is no better. ## They can be taken together, if his doctor approves and is monitoring him regularly, but the FDA does warn that it may intensify some of the side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Is he on any other medications? What conditions has he been diagnosed with?

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