Methadone hydrochloride vs Paxil - from FDA reports


This is a side effect comparison of Methadone hydrochloride and Paxil. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

161,317 people who take Methadone hydrochloride and Paxil are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Methadone hydrochloride vs Paxil drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride)
  • Methadone Hydrochloride (methadone hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

Methadone Hydrochloride:
  1. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
  4. Dizziness
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Drug Ineffective
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  9. Suicidal Ideation
  10. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Paxil:
  1. Death
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Overdose
  4. Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  5. Cardiac Arrest
  6. Vomiting
  7. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Drug Ineffective
  10. Respiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

Methadone Hydrochloride:
  1. Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
  2. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  3. Atrial Septal Defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  4. Suicidal Ideation
  5. Dizziness
  6. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Cardiac Murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
  9. Ventricular Septal Defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  10. Headache (pain in head)
Paxil:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  3. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  4. Constipation
  5. Fall
  6. Vomiting
  7. Dizziness
  8. Overdose
  9. Headache (pain in head)
  10. Drug Ineffective

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