Ketamine | AZD6765 | Antidepressants

Ketamine is an anesthetic used primarily by veterinarians but may soon be used as an antidepressant Antidepressants such as prozac, zoloft, lexapro, paxil and celexa are SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) that can take weeks before showing any benefits and can cause significant adverse effects.  Ketamine shows a significant positive response within days, but has produce side effects such as hallucinations, out-of-body feelings, disorientation and even amnesia that can last … Continue Reading →


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Paxil

What Is Paxil 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. Paxil Warnings:  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 … Continue Reading →


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Paxil (Paroxetine) Informaiton

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 … Continue Reading →


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Antidepressants and SSRI’s

Antidepressants or SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and Celexa are medications used to treat depression. SSRI’s are meant to improve your mood, help you sleep, and increase your appetite and concentration. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) work by helping the brain send and receive chemical messages by blocking the re-absorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin.   Which in turn boosts your mood. Some SSRI’s have … Continue Reading →


Brain Injury Mistaken for Depression

Canada’s The Telegram is running a six part series on the brain. In part one, Dr. Hugh Mirolo says that adults are often misdiagnosed with depression and given antidepressants like Zoloft, when in fact what their real problem is brain injury. “Apathy and sleep disorder in brain injury are two things that look like garden-variety depression, but they aren’t and they don’t respond to antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft or Paxil,” … Continue Reading →


Past Paxil Verdict

In 2009, GlaxoSmithKline was ordered by a jury to pay $2.5 million to a woman whose son was born with serious heart defects after she took the antidepressant Paxil during her pregnancy. Paxil is a serotonin-reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs type of antidepressant like Zoloft.  Since then, more families have come forward and more lawsuits have been files. Currently Zoloft is classified as Category C medication by the FDA—which means that … Continue Reading →