Paxil and Swelling - from FDA reports

Swelling is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 81,154 people who have side effects when taking Paxil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 22, 2018

81,154 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil.
Among them, 565 people (0.7%) have Swelling

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paxil cause Swelling?

Time on Paxil when people have Swelling *:

Gender of people who have Swelling when taking Paxil *:

  • female: 78.12 %
  • male: 21.88 %

Age of people who have Swelling when taking Paxil *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 67 people, 11.86%
  2. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 56 people, 9.91%
  3. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 55 people, 9.73%
  4. Sleep Disorder: 50 people, 8.85%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 47 people, 8.32%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zometa: 178 people, 31.50%
  2. Ambien: 142 people, 25.13%
  3. Aredia: 117 people, 20.71%
  4. Ativan: 114 people, 20.18%
  5. Percocet: 110 people, 19.47%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Pain: 269 people, 47.61%
  2. Rashes (redness): 190 people, 33.63%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 187 people, 33.10%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 185 people, 32.74%
  5. Weakness: 173 people, 30.62%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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