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Review: could Paxil cause Mania?

Summary: Mania 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 Depakote, and have Depression.

We study 68,368 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 652 have Mania. Find out below who they are, when they have Mania 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.

Mania

Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood) (latest reports from 52,353 patients) has been reported by people with bipolar disorder, depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, bipolar i disorder.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 68,212 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 652 people (0.96%) have Mania. They amount to 1.25% of all the 52,015 people who have Mania on eHealthMe.

Trend of Mania in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Mania * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mania19.92%33.61%12.86%16.60%11.62%5.39%0.00%

Age of people who have Mania when taking Paxil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mania0.00%1.24%11.70%16.31%16.49%19.15%18.09%17.02%

Severity of Mania when taking Paxil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mania ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (217 people, 33.28%)
  2. Anxiety (60 people, 9.20%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (53 people, 8.13%)
  4. Insomnia (38 people, 5.83%)
  5. Panic disorder (20 people, 3.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Depakote (79 people, 12.12%)
  2. Paxil cr (52 people, 7.98%)
  3. Zyprexa (44 people, 6.75%)
  4. Risperdal (42 people, 6.44%)
  5. Seroquel (40 people, 6.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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