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Review: could Paxil cause Blood clot in the legs (Deep venous thrombosis)?

Summary: Blood clot in the legs is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Coumadin, and have Depression. We study 68,491 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 483 have Blood clot in the legs. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood clot in the legs and more.

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Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 70,322 Paxil users)

Blood clot in the legs

Blood clot in the legs (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis) has been reported by people with birth control, pain, multiple myeloma, premenstrual syndrome, acne. (latest reports from 43,405 Blood clot in the legs patients)

On Apr, 29, 2015: 68,483 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 483 people (0.71%) have Blood Clot In The Legs.

Trend of Blood clot in the legs in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Blood clot in the legs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood clot in the legs2.70%51.35%2.70%10.81%29.73%0.00%2.70%

Age of people who have Blood clot in the legs when taking Paxil * :

Blood clot in the legs0.00%0.00%0.71%8.79%15.91%24.23%22.80%27.55%

Severity of Blood clot in the legs when taking Paxil ** :


How people recovered from Blood clot in the legs ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (72 people, 14.91%)
  2. Arthritis (52 people, 10.77%)
  3. Anxiety (43 people, 8.90%)
  4. Muscle spasms (42 people, 8.70%)
  5. Osteoporosis (37 people, 7.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (149 people, 30.85%)
  2. Zometa (143 people, 29.61%)
  3. Aredia (125 people, 25.88%)
  4. Neurontin (102 people, 21.12%)
  5. Ambien (100 people, 20.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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