Paxil Side Effects: Withdrawal

Paxil users that stop taking Paxil have suffered dangerous side effects from withdrawal. Paxil withdrawal side effects also can cause injury in newborns whose mothers took Paxil during the third trimester. Withdrawal injury can last days or even a few months. Paxil withdrawal injury may occur if a patient stops taking Paxil or if their dosage is reduced.

Paxil’s withdrawal injury symptoms include:

  • Insomnia/Abnormal dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive sweating
  • Violent or suicidal thoughts

Babies born to mothers that took Paxil in the third trimester that suffer

from a Paxil injury caused by Paxil withdrawal side effects may require tube feeding, breathing assistance, and longer hospitalization.

Paxil Side Effects: Suicide

Paxil has been linked to suicidal and violent side effects in children and young adults, causing fatal injury. The FDA found that Paxil users are twice as likely to develop suicidal side effects and suffer a fatal Paxil injury than clinically depressed children taking sugar medications. In a study of 15,000 patients, eleven Paxil users suffered from suicidal side effects whereas only one among those using a sugar pill. Eight of the eleven Paxil users that experienced suicidal side effects and injury were between the ages of 18-30.

The FDA reported that at least 110 U.S. children have killed themselves while taking anti-depressants during the past 10 years. These strong Paxil suicidal side effects can occur after a few days on Paxil or within a few days of increasing the Paxil dosage.

Paxil Side Effects: Overdose

Paxil overdose can lead to significant and fatal injury. Over 350 Paxil users developed an injury after an overdose, including 50 reports of fatal injury. A usual Paxil dosage ranges between ten to forty milligrams and the highest survival of a Paxil overdose without injury was 2,000 milligrams.

Typically, Paxil overdose side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Rapid Heart Beat
  • Vomiting
  • Coma

Paxil patients should consult with their doctors to ensure that they are taking the correct Paxil dosage to avoid injury from overdose.

Sufferred a Paxil Side Effect Injury?

If you or a loved one sufferred an injury from Paxil withdrawal or overdose, or any other Paxil side effects, please contact us today to assess your case.

Published November 17, 2011 by