16 Apr 2012
Yes one could overdose on Paxil, if a person overdoses, the symptoms can vary. Paxil overdose symptoms include: Nausea and vomiting; Shakiness (tremor); Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia); Confusion; Dizziness; Seizures; Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia); High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension); Aggressiveness; Fainting; Muscle pain or muscle stiffness; Liver problems, ncluding hepatitis; Kidney failure; Coma; Loss of life.
The treatment for a Paxil overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent, the doc may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment may also involve supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for a Paxil overdose may include: Fluids through an intravenous line (IV); Medicines to increase blood pressure, control an irregular heart rhythm, or control seizures; Close monitoring of the heart and lungs; A breathing tube to help with breathing; Other treatments based on complications that occur.
Please seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Paxil.
Take care, best wishes!
- Paxil Information for Consumers
- Paxil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Paxil (detailed)
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