Who have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness with Paxil - from FDA reports


Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 81,621 people who have side effects when taking Paxil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 17, 2019

81,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil.
Among them, 4,222 people (5.17%) have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paxil cause Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness?

Time on Paxil when people have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 25.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.37 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.66 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.98 %
  • 10+ years: 2.91 %

Gender of people who have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Paxil *:

  • female: 69.07 %
  • male: 30.93 %

Age of people who have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Paxil *:

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 3.3 %
  • 20-29: 5.04 %
  • 30-39: 11.44 %
  • 40-49: 21.21 %
  • 50-59: 19.34 %
  • 60+: 39.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 248 people, 5.87%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 197 people, 4.67%
  3. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 139 people, 3.29%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 118 people, 2.79%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol: 117 people, 2.77%
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 105 people, 2.49%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 103 people, 2.44%
  8. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 102 people, 2.42%
  9. Sleep Disorder: 70 people, 1.66%
  10. Panic Disorder: 69 people, 1.63%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Xanax: 450 people, 10.66%
  2. Ativan: 371 people, 8.79%
  3. Zometa: 356 people, 8.43%
  4. Ambien: 350 people, 8.29%
  5. Prilosec: 332 people, 7.86%
  6. Neurontin: 328 people, 7.77%
  7. Lipitor: 313 people, 7.41%
  8. Synthroid: 313 people, 7.41%
  9. Lasix: 311 people, 7.37%
  10. Aspirin: 304 people, 7.20%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 1,777 people, 42.09%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 1,546 people, 36.62%
  3. Dizziness: 1,444 people, 34.20%
  4. Headache (pain in head): 1,119 people, 26.50%
  5. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation): 930 people, 22.03%
  6. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect): 871 people, 20.63%
  7. Confusional State: 863 people, 20.44%
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 835 people, 19.78%
  9. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body): 823 people, 19.49%
  10. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 762 people, 18.05%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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