Paxil is an anti-depressant – it is classified as an SSRI or Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor – it is administered orally and is odorless.
Paxil is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992.
Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs
“Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of PAXIL (paroxetine hydrochloride) or any other antidepressant in a child, adolescent, or young adult must balance this risk with the clinical need. Short-term studies did not show an increase in the risk of suicidality with antidepressants compared to placebo in adults beyond age 24; there was a reduction in risk with antidepressants compared to placebo in adults aged 65 and older. Depression and certain other psychiatric disorders are themselves associated with increases in the risk of suicide. Patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Families and caregivers should be advised of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber. PAXIL (paroxetine hydrochloride) is not approved for use in pediatric patients. (See WARNINGS: Clinical Worsening and Suicide Risk, PATIENT INFORMATION, and PRECAUTIONS; Pediatric Use.)”
Paxil’s side effects include, but are not limited to:
Difficulty Breathing, Skin Rash, Hives, Depression, Restlessness, Hyperactivity, Irritability, Impulsive Behavior, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Behavior Changes, Hallucinations, Bruising, Coughing Up Blood, Stiff Muscles, Swelling Of The Tongue and/or Face.
Anyone taking or who is considering taking an SSRI, should consult with a doctor about the serious adverse effects that can occur.
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