From the horse’s mouth

Just take a moment to read this:

Paxil CR and Paxil are approved only for adults 18 years and over. In some children and teens, antidepressants increase suicidal thoughts or actions. Young adults, especially those with depression, may be at increased risk for suicidal actions. Whether or not you are taking antidepressants, you or your family should call the doctor right away if you have worsening depression, thoughts of suicide, or sudden or severe changes in mood or behavior (for example feeling anxious, agitated, panicky, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, severely restless, hyperactive, overly excited, or not being able to sleep), especially at the beginning of treatment or after a change in dose.

Don’t stop taking Paxil CR and Paxil before talking to your doctor since side effects may result from stopping the medicine, particularly when abrupt. Symptoms some patients have reported on stopping Paxil CR and Paxil include: dizziness, sensory disturbances (including electric shock sensations and tinnitus), abnormal dreams, agitation, anxiety, nausea, sweating, mood fluctuations, headache, fatigue, nervousness and sleep disturbances.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, as there is a potential risk to the fetus with paroxetine. Some studies of paroxetine in pregnant women have suggested an increased risk of heart malformations. In addition, babies born to mothers who have taken antidepressants, including SSRIs such as Paxil CR and Paxil, in the latter half of pregnancy have reported complications, including difficulties with breathing, turning blue, seizures, changing body temperature, feeding problems, vomiting, low blood sugar, floppiness, stiffness, tremor, shakiness, irritability or constant crying. Tube feeding, help with breathing, and longer hospitalization may be needed. There have also been reports of premature births in pregnant women exposed to SSRIs, including Paxil CR and Paxil.

Like many antidepressants, Paxil CR and Paxil can be present in breast milk so tell your doctor if you are nursing.

Pretty strong stuff I think you’ll agree – and so much more direct and simply put than the wording of the Patient Information Leaflet that is supplied by Glaxo with Seroxat/Paxil.

This copy came from Glaxo itself from the website.

There isn’t anything else on the Paxil website anymore – just these warnings. There is, however, a PaxilCR website – Your Life is Waiting – because Glaxo still has a patent on the CR version of the drug, so it can make some money by pushing it – hence the website.


One Response to “From the horse’s mouth”

  1. truthman30 Says:

    – Your Life is Waiting

    It amazes me how this kind of deceptive advertising is legal…

    Maybe the pharma industry should be regulated like the Alcohol and Tobacco industry?…

    They all sell products that can get us hooked, destroy our lives and our bodies…
    And Seroxat is way worse than a beer or the odd cigarette…
    And the withdrawal from Seroxat is a billion times worse than nicotine …
    At least with cigarettes and alcohol, we are informed of the risks now… But for how long did the tobacco and alcohol industries get away with their deceptive advertising before the public had enough of it?…. When did GSK know of the risks mentioned here with Paxil CR?…


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