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Paroxetine

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Most Commonly Used

Paroxetine 40mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: A59 
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Paroxetine 10mg Tab
Aurolife Pharma, LLC an Aurobindo Company
Pill Identification: C55 
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Paroxetine 10mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M  |  N 1
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Paroxetine 20mg Tab
Aurolife Pharma, LLC an Aurobindo Company
Pill Identification: C  |  56
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Paroxetine 40mg Tab
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Common Side Effects of Paroxetine
Tell your doctor if you take the blood thinner warfarin, known by the brand name Coumadin®, while taking paroxetine. Paroxetine may increase the blood thinner's effect and cause excessive bleeding.

Taking paroxetine with aspirin and similar drugs that affect bleeding may increase the chance of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Tell your doctor about any medicines, vitamins, or herbal remedies you are taking before you take paroxetine.

If you miss a dose of paroxetine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's almost time for your next dose. If so, skip the missed paroxetine dose and take your next dose.

Paroxetine may increase thoughts of suicide in some children, teens, and young adults. Contact your doctor immediately if you have suicidal thoughts or feel more depressed. See your doctor regularly for checkups while taking paroxetine.

Do not stop taking paroxetine without first talking to your doctor. Your depression may return, and you may feel other paroxetine withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking paroxetine too quickly.

Before you take paroxetine, tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or have:
  • Bleeding problems
  • Bone problems
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic disease
  • Low sodium in the blood
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma
  • History of drug abuse, heart attack, stroke, or mania
Contact your doctor if, while taking paroxetine, you have symptoms that are new or getting worse, including:
  • Impulsiveness, agitation, hostility, aggressiveness, restlessness, or hyperactivity
  • Panic attacks
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Mood or behavior changes
  • More depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or thoughts about self-harm
Serious side effects of paroxetine may include:
  • Seizures
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Tiny red spots under the skin
  • Blurred vision
  • Seeing things or hearing voices that don't exist
  • Fainting
  • Pounding, rapid, or irregular heartbeat
  • Sweating, fever, confusion, fast or irregular heartbeat, or severe muscle stiffness or twitching
  • Peeling or blistering of your skin
  • Sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection
  • Uncontrollable shaking of a body part
  • Unsteady walking
  • Sudden muscle twitching or jerking that you can't control
  • Difficult, frequent, or painful urination
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands, feet, arms, or legs
  • Swelling, itching, burning, or infection in your vagina
  • A painful erection that lasts for hours
  • Sudden vomiting, cramping, nausea, weakness, swelling, bloating, tightness in hands and feet, dizziness, headache, and/or confusion
  • Hives
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling of the face, lips, throat, tongue, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Hoarseness
  • Black and tarry stools
  • Red blood in stools
  • Bloody vomit
  • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects while taking paroxetine.