Paxil or Paroxetine, an antidepressant drug introduced in the market in 1993 by GlaxoSmithKline, belongs to the family of SSRIs (Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors). This medicine is recommended to patients suffering from panic disorders, PTSD, OCDs (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders), general anxiety, or depression. Although Paxil is a highly effective drug, the physical and psychological effects of its withdrawal are quite detrimental.
Symptoms of Paxil withdrawal become visible in majority of cases soon after the treatment is terminated. Therefore, it becomes very difficult for patients to quit this medicine even if they experience negative effects of the drug. According to the latest findings, 20 percent patients administered with Paxil suffer from severe side-effects of the medication and are highly likely to face severe withdrawal symptoms if they decide to quit.More...
Birth Defects Related To Paxil
Studies conducted recently show that there is a high probability of congenital defects for mothers to be because of the use of Paxil. The standard name for Paxil is Paroxetine. It was categorized as a category C drug by the FDA. Category C drugs are those medicines which are not yet tested on pregnant women to study the effects of the medication on pregnant women.
Women, who take Paxil in the 1st trimester, are nearly two times likelier to have babies with severe cardiac defects. Other studies show the link between PPHN and Paxil. This condition can lead to death and organ failure for the baby. In 2005, the FDA issued a statement that Paxil causes defects of the heart, specifically ventricular and arterial septal defects.More...
Paxil Permanant Side Effects
Paxil, also known as Seroxat or Paroxetine, is an antidepressant drug from the family of SSRIs (Selective Serotonin re-uptake Inhibitors). This drug is mainly prescribed to patients having general anxiety disorders, OCDs (obsessive compulsive disorders), PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorders), panic attacks, and/or depression.
Although the medicine is very effective, nearly 20 percent patients using it are thought to have experienced severe side effects. While some of these negative effects are temporary, majority of them are severe and long-lasting. These permanent effects of Paxil and Paxil withdrawal symptoms make the consumption of the medicine highly controversial.More...