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Review: could Paxil cause Hallucinations?





Summary: Hallucinations is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Paxil cr, and have Depression.

We study 68,442 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 687 have Hallucinations. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucinations and more.

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Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 70,267 users)

Hallucinations

Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.(view latest reports from 24,107 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 68,437 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 687 people (1.00%) have Hallucinations.

Trend of Hallucinations in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Hallucinations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucinations22.60%29.94%9.60%10.73%12.43%11.86%2.82%

Age of people who have Hallucinations when taking Paxil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucinations0.00%2.85%13.09%7.89%17.62%14.43%13.09%31.04%

Severity of Hallucinations when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucinations0.00%62.50%25.00%12.50%

How people recovered from Hallucinations ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (240 people, 34.93%)
  2. Anxiety (67 people, 9.75%)
  3. Pain (56 people, 8.15%)
  4. Hypertension (48 people, 6.99%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (40 people, 5.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil cr (107 people, 15.57%)
  2. Xanax (93 people, 13.54%)
  3. Ativan (85 people, 12.37%)
  4. Zyprexa (75 people, 10.92%)
  5. Zometa (73 people, 10.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    MARCH 14TH 2014- THE FOLOWING IS PART OF MY HORRIFIC PROBLEMS IN THE DAYTIME AND MAY HAVE COME FROM BRAIN DAMAGE WHEN I FELL DOWNSTAIRS

    Today I am sitting in a chair in my room and I nod off and start dreaming/hallucinating. On the dream side, I am lying on the ground with many people around me. On the hallucination side, (which seems like I am half awake) I try to get up but after a tremendous struggle my muscles will not respond. It is terrifying. There are many people around and I'm trying to shout out “help” but I cannot speak properly. I'm speaking like someone who has had a stroke. I am semi-conscious of calling out but I can't wake up. The people around me are laughing at my predicament and do not help. I try many, many times to get up but it is like some force is holding me down. After a long time I crawl towards the gate of a house and go inside and see a bed. Then I try to get up on the bed and at that moment I wake up on the floor of my own room near my chair and my bed. On the hallucination side, I was actually feeling what was happening, even though the dream was in a different location. When I finally woke up, I was breathing like a man saved from disaster. It was a horrible experience and it has happened, in the past, twice before.



    What kind of hallucination could this be?



    I'm asking this advice because the doctors I've seen don't understand.
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