Paroxetine is a medication which is used in treatments for anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder and PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Paroxetine stimulates serotonin, a chemical in the brain responsible for mood. Paroxetine is a prescription drug and your doctor will give you a list of medications which must not be combined with Paroxetine. This medication is not recommended if a patient has certain health or mental problems, such as kidney disease, liver disease problems with blood clotting, epilepsy and bipolar disorder. In addition if the patient has drug problems or suicidal tendencies Paroxetine will not be an option for treatment.
Every medication has side effects, and so does Paroxetine. Some of the side effect which are not considered serious are sleepiness, dizziness, sickness, nervousness, sleeping disorders, constipation, changes in weight, reduced sexual urges, impotence, dry mouth and ringing in the ears. You should inform your doctor about any side effect, especially if you experience some of the more serious side effects. Such side effects include bleedings, bruising, muscle stiffness, irregular pulse, breathing difficulties, tremors, excessive perspiration, fever, sickness, diarrhea, vomiting, appetite loss, problems with balance, headache, fainting, hallucinations, and problems with memory and concentration.
Some side effects of Paroxetine indicate that you are allergic to this medication. Such effects include skin irritation, rash, breathing difficulties, pain in the chest and swelling of the tongue, lips or face. The most frequent side effects of Paroxetine are sleepiness, weakness, diarrhea, nervousness, dry mouth, excessive perspiration, stomach problems, sickness, constipation, excessive urge to urinate, gases, appetite loss, impaired vision reduced sexual urges, dry mouth and tingling sensation of the skin. There are also some less common but severe side effects of Paroxetine which include problems with memory and concentration, depression, hallucinations, mood and behavior changes such as panic attacks, weird or aggressive behavior, agitation, hostility, excessive anxiety, severe ringing in the ear, severe skin disorders such as blisters, hives, acne, and fungal infections, seizures, sudden weight loss or weight gain, constant headache, sharp pain in the stomach, troubles with vision, pain in the eye, tremors, frequent nosebleeds, blood in the stool, anemia, insomnia, irregular pulse, sore throat, fever, chills and jaundice (yellow skin or eyes).According to the parts of the body which may be affected by Paroxetine side effects can be classified as gastrointestinal side effects which involve nervous system psychiatric side effects, dermatologic, genitourinary, cardiovascular, endocrine, hematologic, renal, respiratory, hepatic, ocular, musculoskeletal and metabolic side effects.