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Review: could Paxil cause Fatigue?

Summary: Fatigue could be caused by Paxil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Paxil cr, and have Depression.

We study 68,360 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,895 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue 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.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,258 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 68,212 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 4,895 people (7.18%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.32% of all the 1,534,794 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fatigue in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue14.74%25.26%11.36%17.75%16.81%11.64%2.44%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Paxil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.15%0.61%6.02%9.92%15.89%24.34%19.51%23.56%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue4.88%46.34%39.02%9.76%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,190 people, 24.31%)
  2. Anxiety (537 people, 10.97%)
  3. Pain (303 people, 6.19%)
  4. Hypertension (211 people, 4.31%)
  5. Insomnia (128 people, 2.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil cr (640 people, 13.07%)
  2. Xanax (552 people, 11.28%)
  3. Aspirin (488 people, 9.97%)
  4. Ambien (430 people, 8.78%)
  5. Ativan (403 people, 8.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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