Paxil side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Paxil side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Paxil. The review is based on 81,644 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 84,999 users)


On Feb, 06, 2019

81,644 people who take Paxil are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Paxil side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
1 - 6 months:
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Atrial septal defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)
  • Cardiac murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
6 - 12 months:
  • Weight increased
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Atrial septal defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Suicide attempt
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Vomiting
1 - 2 years:
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Atrial septal defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Cardiac murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
  • Suicide attempt
2 - 5 years:
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Atrial septal defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Cardiac murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
5 - 10 years:
  • Atrial septal defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Weight increased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Vomiting
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Congenital anomaly (birth defect)
  • Cardiac murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
10+ years:
  • Atrial septal defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Multiple congenital abnormalities (more than one birth defects)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Aortic valve incompetence
  • Breast cancer female
  • Congenital anomaly (birth defect)
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Deafness
not specified:
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Suicide attempt

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicide attempt
male:
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Atrial septal defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Vision blurred
  • Death

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Talipes
  • Premature baby
  • Tricuspid valve incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (condition in which the ductus arteriosus does not close)
  • Tremor neonatal (excited neuromuscular activity of newborns)
  • Vesicoureteric reflux (urine flows from the bladder, back up the ureter, and back into the kidneys)
  • Ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of ventricles (lower chambers) in the heart)
2-9:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug exposure during pregnancy
  • Suicide attempt
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Vomiting
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)
  • Psychomotor hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)
10-19:
  • Suicide attempt
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
20-29:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Vision blurred
  • Weight decreased
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Vertigo
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Activation syndrome (suicidal or homicidal stimulation or agitation)
30-39:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Weight decreased
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Drug ineffective
40-49:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Vision blurred
  • Suicide attempt
50-59:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vision blurred
  • Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weakness
  • Pneumonia
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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