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Can you overdose on Paxil and if so, what does it do?


Inactive 16 April 2012

You can overdose on ANY antidepressant, not just Paxil. Please always be careful with any medication, as loss of life doesn't just affect the person who has died, but the family who has to deal with the guilt, and the loss. Good luck to you!!

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Rajive Goel 16 April 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!

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