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Review: could Paxil cause Nightmares?

Summary: Nightmares 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 68,368 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,347 have Nightmares. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmares 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.

Nightmares

Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 83,234 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 68,212 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 1,347 people (1.97%) have Nightmares. They amount to 1.62% of all the 83,148 people who have Nightmares on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nightmares in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Nightmares * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nightmares9.32%22.61%18.65%14.22%20.98%13.29%0.93%

Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Paxil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nightmares0.00%1.73%7.25%15.19%24.28%26.24%11.39%13.92%

Severity of Nightmares when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nightmares0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Nightmares ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nightmares0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (312 people, 23.16%)
  2. Anxiety (171 people, 12.69%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (52 people, 3.86%)
  4. Pain (41 people, 3.04%)
  5. Insomnia (38 people, 2.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil cr (170 people, 12.62%)
  2. Xanax (84 people, 6.24%)
  3. Prozac (73 people, 5.42%)
  4. Zoloft (69 people, 5.12%)
  5. Klonopin (69 people, 5.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Brandy on Jun, 30, 2012:

    I am 29 year old female..I took one capsule at midnight two days ago. I have been experiencing extreme stomach cramps and diarrhea. I can not keep any food in my system. I have been miserable for two days now. I will never take these pills again. I've tried to counter act the side affect with pepto but as of right now that's not working. I am trying to stay hydrated because it's pure liquid coming out. This is the worst feeling every...

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