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Review: could Paxil cause Diarrhea?

Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Paxil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 68,360 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,258 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Paxil

Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,170 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Paxil include nausea aggravated, nausea, stress and anxiety, dizziness, anxiety aggravated.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,091,953 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 68,360 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 2,258 people (3.30%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.21% of all the 1,094,003 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.

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
Diarrhea26.46%18.25%10.58%12.70%13.76%16.67%1.59%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Paxil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.06%2.87%6.13%14.57%21.85%25.55%28.97%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea10.00%30.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (518 people, 22.94%)
  2. Anxiety (222 people, 9.83%)
  3. Pain (169 people, 7.48%)
  4. Hypertension (164 people, 7.26%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (114 people, 5.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (308 people, 13.64%)
  2. Zometa (303 people, 13.42%)
  3. Xanax (294 people, 13.02%)
  4. Paxil cr (266 people, 11.78%)
  5. Lasix (238 people, 10.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year 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.

    Reply

    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

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Been on the Topiramate for 2 months and on the Paroxetine for 2 days.

    Reply

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