Paxil is a medication used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Paxil is known as an “antidepressant” and is in a class of medications called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s). Paxil is made by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 1992.
Paxil has serious side effects including, but not limited to:
- Bruising / Unusual Bleeding / Coughing Up Blood
- Stiff Muscles
- Sweating / High Fever
- Trouble Concentrating / Headache
- Swelling of the Face, Tongue
- Mood / Behavior changes
- Panic Attacks
- Trouble Sleeping
- Impulsive Behavior
- Irritability / Agitated / Hostile / Aggressive Behavior
- More Depressed
Paxil (Paroxetine) and Pregnancy
Paxil has been linked to pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN), according to a study published on May 2nd, 2012 in the British Medical Journal.
- Paxil may cause heart defect or serious lung problems in a newborn if taken during pregnancy.
- Paxil may cause premature birth if taken during the second trimester
- Paxil may cause infant convulsions if taken during the third trimester
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetric Practice, recommends women avoid taking Paxil during pregnancy or if you are planning on becoming pregnant.
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