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Review: could Paxil cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 68,452 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,261 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 70,284 Paxil users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,244 Diarrhea patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 68,452 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 2,261 people (3.30%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea26.51%18.11%10.50%12.60%13.65%16.80%1.84%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Paxil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.06%2.87%6.12%14.60%21.93%25.51%28.93%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea7.69%30.77%38.46%23.08%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea16.67%0.00%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (519 people, 22.95%)
  2. Anxiety (223 people, 9.86%)
  3. Pain (169 people, 7.47%)
  4. Hypertension (164 people, 7.25%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (114 people, 5.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (309 people, 13.67%)
  2. Zometa (303 people, 13.40%)
  3. Xanax (295 people, 13.05%)
  4. Paxil cr (266 people, 11.76%)
  5. Lasix (238 people, 10.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Imodium no longer has much affect on my diarrhea. Looking for something more.
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    I have had acid reflux/Gerd for 4 years + Was not believed that symptoms were real for a while as had no heartburn and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which even now some medics think is imaginary...it's NOT!!! Following a demeester score of 45 ( very high confirmation of acid reflux) and discovery of a large hiatal hernia, ( a classic physical cause of acid reflux) I had hernia repair operation and LINX anti reflux surgery. Throughout the four years a major symptom of my acid reflux were heart palpatations. They started at the same time I started with reflux and cleared up after the surgery. I have been reflux free palpitation free and antacid free for four months. then I was put on Gabapentin for back spasm and the reflux returned along with the palpitations. Medics keep insisting this is just anxiety yet eat a food that gives me reflux also starts the palps which is the indicator of the reflux as I do not have heartburn. Comes on when relaxing and eating watching tv ( no anxiety present) and when I am sleeping peacefully ( no anxiety present) my heart wakes me up and fires off into tachycardia. Recently a doctor has said it is now known that acid reflux irritates the nerves in the solar plexus area and that triggers the palps. Anyone else experienced this? Are there any studies on it at all? Thanks all.
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    A year later some strange things began: high fever, life-long right-side tendency for tonsillitis, persistent 'mononucleosis', poor memory, low energy, and migraines which eventually became the scourge of my adult life. All that hidden under a blanket of high emotional stress caused by life-altering changes in the family.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have been on various SSRI drugs over the years of suffering Bipolar2. Recently I was prescribed Paxil and within 3 weeks was suffering chronic diarrhea after a very sudden onset. I carried on suffering and then decided to come off of the Paxil. I do not have insurance and have weened myself off of drugs before so went ahead and did that. Diarrhea still the same but did have to go back to Citalopram due to the withdrawal affects from the Paxil. I have been fine on Citalopram previously as far as bowel movements are concerned, it just hasn't worked for the depression very well.
    The change to Paxil is the only thing which I can pin point as a difference to my med regime and life regime......I did have my gall bladder removed a few months before but my diet had settled down afterwards and I was getting on fine......just that Paxil seemed to start a lot of problems, along with the bowel upset, dry mouth lead to thrush in throat and mouth.....nightmare, looking for help, or hoping as the Paxil does get out of my system I will get better

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • Depression was extremely low until I got a migraine and took three doses of
    Fiorecet in one day. Tiredness and extreme depression the days following.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I need to sleep many hours. I am not depressed. this is different. I am on Thyroid medication. Thyroid levels are fine. Just started Levothyroxine after no more Armour Thyroid. Eye pain is every so often and deep and sharp -- one eye only - separate from migraines. Nausea is new. Also more frequent extreme episodes of bowel issues and diarrhea -- feels like an allergic reaction.

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    Steve on Jan, 6, 2013:

    Why do you say no more Armour? ARMOUR IS READILY AVAILABLE FROM MANUFACTURER FOREST LABS. IT IS SAFE NATURAL and effective. Sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to the man made synthroid medication. Check out stop the thyroid madness Web site. Synthroid only has one hormone t4 that is supposed to be converted to t3. In many people it doesn't convert.

    Reply

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