Review: could Paxil cause Sleep Apnea?


Sleep apnea is reported only by a few people who take Paxil. We study 68,425 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Sleep apnea. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep apnea and more.

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Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 69,783 users)

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea (a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, neck pain, transient global amnesia, numbness and tingling, hyperkalemia (latest reports from 302 Sleep apnea patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

68,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil.
Among them, 2 people (0.0%) have Sleep Apnea

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paxil cause Sleep apnea?

Time on Paxil when people have Sleep Apnea *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 100 %

Gender of people who have Sleep Apnea when taking Paxil *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Sleep Apnea when taking Paxil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 50 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Severity if Sleep Apnea when taking Paxil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Sleep Apnea **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stuffy Nose (3 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (3 people)
  • Back Pain (3 people)
  • Anxiety Disorder (3 people)
  • Adhd (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (4 people)
  • Synthroid (3 people)
  • Lyrica (3 people)
  • Evening Primrose Oil (3 people)
  • Clonazepam (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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