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Review: could Paxil cause Sleep apnea?

Summary: Sleep apnea could be caused by Paxil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Metoprolol tartrate, and have Hypercholesterolemia.

We study 68,360 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep apnea 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.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea (a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing) (latest reports from 587 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, insomnia, gastroesophageal reflux disease.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 68,212 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has Sleep Apnea. They amount to 0.17% of all the 580 people who have Sleep Apnea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleep apnea in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Sleep apnea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleep apnea0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep apnea0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Sleep apnea when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleep apnea0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sleep apnea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleep apnea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypercholesterolemia (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hypercholesterolaemia (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Back pain (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Stuffy nose (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Adhd (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metoprolol tartrate (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Vytorin (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Fish oil (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Acetaminophen (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Naproxen sodium (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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