Paxil and Malabsorption - from FDA reports

Malabsorption 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 Benicar Hct, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Malabsorption with Paxil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 78,781 people who have side effects when taking Paxil from FDA , and is updated regularly.

On May, 25, 2018

78,781 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil.
Among them, 32 people (0.04%) have Malabsorption

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Time on Paxil when people have Malabsorption *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

Gender of people who have Malabsorption when taking Paxil *:

  • female: 83.33 %
  • male: 16.67 %

Age of people who have Malabsorption when taking Paxil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 7.14 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 57.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 18 people, 56.25%
  2. Thyroid Cancer: 4 people, 12.50%
  3. Diabetes: 3 people, 9.38%
  4. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 3 people, 9.38%
  5. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 3 people, 9.38%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Benicar Hct: 12 people, 37.50%
  2. Benicar: 11 people, 34.38%
  3. Bactrim Ds: 6 people, 18.75%
  4. Cymbalta: 5 people, 15.62%
  5. Bystolic: 5 people, 15.62%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure): 9 people, 28.12%
  2. Acute Kidney Failure: 7 people, 21.88%
  3. Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung): 6 people, 18.75%
  4. Cardiac Aneurysm (a condition that can occur after a myocardial infarction due to the inadequate resistance of the new scar tissue to the systolic pressure): 6 people, 18.75%
  5. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 6 people, 18.75%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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