17 yr old daughter - diagnosis: Down Syndrome, OCD, PMDD, ADHD. Recently started Paxil, first 10mg for 4 weeks, nothing, then 20mg, nothing, then 30 mg, 4 weeks, noticed some improvement, 3 weeks ago started 40 mg, don't know if her extreme anger a d irritability the last 2 weeks is related. It can be difficult for her to express what she is feeling. Any thoughts? Calling the doc tomorrow
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Most common side effects::
Anxiety; blurred vision; constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; gas; increased sweating; increased urination; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of the skin; stomach upset; trouble concentrating; trouble sleeping; weakness; yawning.
Severe side effectsdo require speaking to the doctor who prescribed the med:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; black or bloody stools; chest pain; confusion; decreased concentration; decreased coordination; exaggerated reflexes; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; memory loss; new or worsening agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still; persistent or severe ringing in the ears; persistent, painful erection; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent anxiety or trouble sleeping; severe or persistent headache or dizziness; significant weight loss; stomach pain; suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; unusual weakness; vision changes; worsening of depression.
Extreme anger & irritable behavior should be brought to the notice of the doctor, it is the side effects of the med.
- Paxil Information for Consumers
- Paxil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Paxil (detailed)
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