Review: could Paxil cause Nightmares?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 68,191 people who take Paxil. Among them, 1,347 have Nightmares. See who they are, when they have Nightmares and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,148 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Paxil include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, dizziness, anxiety aggravated.
Nightmares (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 82,500 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 66,938 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 1,328 people (1.98%) have Nightmares.
Time on Paxil when people have Nightmares * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Nightmares when taking Paxil * :
Severity of Nightmares when taking Paxil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Nightmares ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (311 people, 23.42%)
- Anxiety (169 people, 12.73%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (52 people, 3.92%)
- Pain (41 people, 3.09%)
- Insomnia (38 people, 2.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Paxil cr (169 people, 12.73%)
- Xanax (84 people, 6.33%)
- Prozac (70 people, 5.27%)
- Klonopin (68 people, 5.12%)
- Zoloft (66 people, 4.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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