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SSRI Antidepressants May Up Stroke Risk After Menopause

Date Published: Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Post-menopausal women taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants have a small, though statistically higher risk of stroke, according to a newly published study. SSRIs include the drugs Paxil, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, and Celexa.

Antidepressant use in the US has more than quintupled since the early 1990s, and SSRIs have replaced older medications called tricyclic antidepressants, which can be toxic the heart. According to a press release announcing this latest study, SSRI antidepressants have fewer side effects in general and are known to have aspirin-like effects on bleeding, which could protect against clot-related cardiovascular disorders. But not much is known about how SSRIs affect the heart. This is especially true in the case of postmenopausal women, who are at increased risk for both heart disease and depression.

The study, which was published in the December 14 Archives of Internal Medicine, involved 136,000 participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). None of the women were taking antidepressants when they enrolled in the WHI.

The women included in the analysis had their first follow-up visit either one or three years after enrolling in WHI. At that time, 5,500 women reported taking either tricyclic or SSRI antidepressants. After six years, there was no association between antidepressant use and heart disease. However, researchers did find that women taking SSRIs had a 45 percent increase in risk of stroke and a 32 percent increase in risk of dying from any cause during follow up, compared with nonusers. Use of older tricyclic antidepressants wasn’t linked to stroke, but it did increase by 67 percent the risk of death during follow-up.

The authors of the study said it wasn’t clear if the increased risk was the result of antidepressants or depression itself. Depression is a known risk factor for cardiovascular problems.

“There are a lot of things this study couldn’t tell us, such as whether this risk truly is attributable to the drugs and not to depression itself and whether participants were being treated for depression or for anxiety, which also has cardiovascular risks,” Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry, the study’s lead author, said in a press release. “We also don’t know whether there is any similar association in younger women or in men, since they were not part of this study.”

The authors of the study called for more research into the relationship between antidepressants and death.

Below you will find Paxil side effects. These side effects may begin with medication usage or during Paxil withdrawal.

  1. Paxil withdrawal - Anorexia – No longer having a desire to eat.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Apothous Stomatitis – Painful red and swollen open sores on a mucus membrane of the mouth commonly called a canker sore.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Ataxia – Loss of the ability to move the body with coordination.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Arterial Fibrillation – A condition of abnormal twitching of the muscles in the blood vessels that moves the oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body.  The unusual twitching is rapid and irregular and replaces the normal rhythm of contraction of the muscle, which sometimes causes a lack of circulation and pulse.

  1. Paxil withdrawal - Blood Cholesterol Increased – An abnormal condition where there is a greater amount in the blood of the oily/fatty substances known as cholesterol.   Cholesterol is a necessary part of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates).  Because cholesterol only slightly dissolves in water, it can build up on the walls of the blood vessels, therefore blocking/decreasing the amount of blood flow, which causes blood pressure to go up.  If not corrected, this condition is associated with coronary artery disease.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Blood Creatinine Increased – A greater than normal number of creatinine or muscular chemical waste molecules in the blood.  Creatinine plays a major role in energy production in muscles.  Since creatinine levels are normally maintained by the kidneys, Blood Creatinine Increased is an indicator of kidney malfunction or failure.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Blood in Stool – The blood that is in your bowel movement usually comes from any place along your digestive tract (from your mouth to your anus).  The stool can appear black and foul-smelling (usually from the upper part of your digestive tract) or red or maroon-colored (usually from the large intestine area).  Hemorrhoids are the usual cause for blood in the bowels.

8.    Paxil withdrawal - Bundle Branch Block Right – These are specialized cells in the upper right heart chamber and are the heart’s pacemaker.  They send electrical signals to the heart that keeps it beating or contracting regularly.  Normally the signal goes to the lower heart chambers at the same time through the bundle of His (hiss) on both the left and right sides of the heart, so the lower chambers contract at the same time.  When the bundle is damaged on the right side, the signal does not fire at the same time as the left, which changes the pace of blood flow.  This can lead to a person fainting.

  1. Paxil withdrawal - Cardiac Failure – A heart disorder where the heart does not function as usual and may completely stop working.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Cardiac Failure Congestive – The body is asking for the heart to supply more blood than it is capable of producing and maintaining.  Normally, a body can tolerate an increased amount of work for quite some time.  The condition is characterized by weakness, shortness of breath, and a fluid build-up in the body tissues causing swelling.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Cold Sweat – The skin is clammy and moist and you feel chilled.  This is a reaction to a shock or pain as well as to fear and nervousness.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Colitis – A condition where the large intestine becomes irritated from the use of the drug.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Coronary Artery Disease – A condition where the blood vessels that mainly carry the blood away from the heart become clogged up or narrowed usually by fatty deposits.  The first symptom is pain spreading from the upper left body caused by not enough oxygen reaching the heart.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Dehydration – An extreme loss of water from the body or the organs of the body as in sickness or not drinking enough fluids.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Diplopia – The condition where a person is looking a one object and instead of normally seeing just the one object he sees two.  This is also call double vision.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Diverticulitis – There are pouches or sacs on the inside of the intestines that look like fingers.  This increases the area for the body to absorb nutrients as they pass through the intestines.  These sacs become irritated and swollen and end up trapping waste that would normally be eliminated, causing pain and constipation.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Dysarthria – The inability to control the mouth muscles when forming words so the words are not clearly spoken and heard.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Dyslipidemia – The normal fat metabolism in the blood is interfered with.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Dysphagia – Trouble swallowing or the inability to swallow.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Ecchymosis – When a blood vessel breaks and creates a purple discoloration of the skin.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Edema – An abnormal build up of excess fluids in the cells, tissues, and the spaces between the tissues creating swelling.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Edema Peripheral – The abnormal build up of fluids in the tissues of the ankles and legs causing painless swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet.  If you squeeze the swollen area it leaves an indentation on the skin for a few minutes.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Ejaculation Delayed – The man is not able to release sperm either during sexual intercourse or with manual stimulation in the presence of his sexual partner in spite of his wish to do so.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Ejaculation Dysfunction – A condition where the man has one or more of the following symptoms:  He is not able to have an erection, not able to have an orgasm, has a decreased interest in sex, is sexually inhibited, or it is painful to ejaculate sperm.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Erectile Dysfunction – Incapable of having sexual intercourse.  Even though a man desires sex he is inhibited in his sexual activity and is unable to have or maintain an erection of the penis.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Erythema – a skin redness caused by the swelling with blood of the tiny blood vessels of the skin as in burns.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Erythematous Rash – Redness of the skin from the swelling of the tiny blood vessels with skin irritation (itching, burning, tingling, pain) and breakouts (eruptions).


  1. Paxil withdrawal - Esophageal Stenosis Acquired – The tube that moves food from the mouth to the stomach narrows.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Exfoliative Dermatitis – The unusual and not normal condition of scaling and shedding of the skin cells.  The skin is usually red colored.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Face Edema – The tissues of the face become swollen.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Feeling Jittery – A physical sensation of nervous unease.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Gastric Irritation – An inflamed and sore stomach.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Gastric Ulcer – An open, irritated, and infected sore in the wall of the stomach.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Gingivitis – Sore, swollen and red gums in the mouth that bleed easily.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Glaucoma – The delicate nerve to the eye, the optic nerve, becomes easily damaged with the build-up of excess fluid pressure within the eyeball.  The first sign of glaucoma is loss of peripheral (side) vision.  It can progress to total blindness.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Hepatic Steatosis – Excessive amounts of fat in the liver.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Hyperhidrosis – The triggering of an excess of sweat being produced on the soles of the feet, the palms, or the underarms which can cause embarrassment or losing grip on a pen or other items.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Hyperkeratosis – An abnormal enlargement of the skin tissues causing the skin cells to increase in size.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Hyperlipidemia – An abnormally high number of fat cells in the blood.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Hypertriglyceridemia – Too many triglycerides in the blood. 

Triglycerides are three fatty acids bound together in one molecule stored by the body and available to create high levels of energy when used. 

  1. Paxil withdrawal - Hypoesthesia – A partial loss of sensation or general loss of awareness.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Impaired Gastric Emptying – The contents of the stomach are not passed into the intestines as normal due to the stomach losing the muscular strength to do so.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Increased White Blood cell Count – This is an increase in the number of cells in the blood that are responsible for the removal of bacteria and other unwanted particles.  They fight disease and infection by enclosing foreign particles and removing them.  An example of a disease that would increase white blood cell count would be Leukemia.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Insomnia – Not able to fall asleep or sleeping for a shorter time than desired, thus not being able to properly rest and feeling un-refreshed.  As a result, a person can become irritable, have difficulty concentrating and feel a lack of energy.  This can be caused by stimulants such as by caffeine or drugs or by mental anxiety and stress.  Mental stress can be communicated and relieved.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Irritable Bowel Syndrome – A painful condition where the either the muscles or the nerves of the lower intestines, are not responding normally.  This results in an alternating condition of diarrhea followed by constipation, back and forth.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca – A condition where the outer coating of the eyeball is dry because of a decrease in the normal amount of tears in the eye.  As a result, the eyeball and inside of the eyelid thickens and hardens sometimes causing the vision to be less sharp.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Leukopenia – An unnaturally low number of white blood cells circulating in the blood.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Loose Stools – The bowel movement is runny instead of formed.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Lower Abdominal Pain – A hurtful irritation of the nerve endings in the area of the hipbones housing the lower digestive tract.  Pain usually means tissue damage.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Lymphadenopathy – The lymph nodes, where the immune cells are located, become larger than is normal because of a high concentration of white blood cells.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Macular Degeneration – The gradual loss of central vision, which is the sharpest vision while peripheral eyesight, is unaffected.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Maculopathy – An abnormal condition of the yellow spot of the eye, which is located in the center of the inner lining of the eyeball and connected to the main nerve to the eye and is responsible for sharp vision.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Mania – Unusually irrational, excessive and/or exaggerated behavior or moods ranging from enthusiasm, sexuality, gaiety, impulsiveness and irritability to violence.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Melena – Abnormally darkly colored stools as a result of hemorrhaging in the digestive tract where the blood has interacted with the digestive juices creating the dark color in the bowel movement.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Micturition Urgency – A sudden desire to urinate usually followed by leakage.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Mood Swings – An emotional shifting as from a state of happiness to a state of depression for a period of time.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Myocardial Infarction – The blood going to the heart is delayed or stopped causing middle muscle tissue in the heart wall to die.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Nasopharyngitis – Irritation, redness and swelling tissues in the nose and the tube leading from the mouth to the voice box as well as the tubes leading to the ears.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Nephropathy – An abnormally functioning or diseased kidney.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Nervousness – Jumpy, jittery, anxious, and troubled with an irritable temperament.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Night Sweats – The water-salt, waste product the skin releases is called sweat or perspiration.   With night sweats you become wide awake in the middle of the night shivering and cold and wet with your sheets/pajamas soaked in perspiration making it difficult to go back to sleep.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Nightmare – Dreams that make you afraid or leave feelings of fear, terror, and upset long after waking up.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Orgasm Abnormal – Unable to have an orgasm with normal sexual stimulation.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Oropharyngeal Swelling – A swelling in the area from the soft part of the roof of the mouth to the back of the mouth.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Pain in Extremity – A painful feeling in the legs, arms, hands, and feet.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Pharyngolaryngeal Pain – Pain in the area of the respiratory tract (organs of breathing) from the throat to the voice box and above the windpipe.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Photopsia – A condition where a person see lights, sparks or colors in front of your eyes.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Photosensitivity Reaction – An exaggerated sunburn reaction that is not normal in proportion to the amount of exposure to the light.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Pollakiuria – Urinating much more frequently than normal – as often as once every five to fifteen minutes.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Pressure of Speech – A condition where the individual cannot voice his ideas fast enough with the pressure of there being not enough time to say it.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Pruritic Rash – Extremely itchy, red, swollen bumps on the skin.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Pyrexia – Fever or the increase in body temperature that is usually a sign of infection.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Retinal Detachment – The thin layer lining the back of the eyeball (the retina) detaches from the back of the eyeball.  This thin layer is like the film of a camera because it sends the images a person views to the brain.  When it detaches it causes a reduced ability to see.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Rigors – Shivering or shaking of the body as if chilled, preventing normal responses.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Skin Ulcer – An open sore or infected skin eruption with swelling, redness, pus, and irritation.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Sleep Disorder – These are a list of sleep disorders such as teeth grinding, insomnia, jet lag, sleep walking, abnormally falling asleep during the middle of a conversation after a full night’s rest, uncontrolled body motions keeping one awake, etc.
  2. Paxil withdrawal - Suicide, Completed – An attempted attack on oneself that is life threatening results in death.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Upper Respiratory Tract Infection – Where the organs of breathing near the mouth such as the nose and sinuses, become infected and are usually treated by antibiotics.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Urinary Hesitation – Hard to start or hard to continue emptying one’s bladder.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Urinary Incontinence – Urinating without intending to do so because of a weakening of the muscles in the hip area from the drug affecting the nerves or the drug blocking a persons thinking process.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Urinary Retention – The inability to completely empty the bladder despite having the urge to do so.  This can lead to infections or damage to the urinary organs.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Urine Flow Decreased – Dehydration of the body causing a lesser flow of urine than normal with the body reabsorbing the waste.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Urine Output Decreased – A condition where the output of urine produced in a 24-hour period is less than 500 ml.
  1. Paxil withdrawal - Weight Decreased – Unintentional weight loss.
  2. Paxil withdrawal – Weight Increased – An unusual, usually rapid weight increase.

Complete list of Paxil Side Effects Defined

Body as a Whole: Infrequent were anaphylactoid reaction (allergic reaction), chills, flu syndrome, malaise (a vague feeling of bodily discomfort); also observed were adrenergic syndrome (one organ or body part mimicking the pain or distress of another body part), face edema (excessive fluid buildup in the face), neck rigidity, sepsis (a range of conditions which can run up to and include multiple organ failure and death).


Cardiovascular System (heart and blood vessel system): Frequent were hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure); infrequent were angina pectoris (heat attack), bradycardia (abnormal slowing of the heartbeat), bundle branch block (a blocking of nerve impulses through the heart, causing it to malfunction), palpitation (speeding up of heartbeat), postural hypotension (decrease in blood pressure when sitting or standing), syncope (sudden loss of strength and/or fainting); also observed were arrhythmia nodal (irregular heartbeat), atrial fibrillation (loss of coordiated rhythm between sections of the heart), cerebrovascular accident (stroke), congestive heart failure (weakened heart), hematoma (blood clot), low cardiac output, myocardial infarct (failure of the heart muscle due to a blockage of circulation to it), myocardial ischemia (chest pain resulting from a spasm or narrowing of coronary arteries), pallor, phlebitis (inflammation of the wall of a blood vein), pulmonary embolus (blockage of an artery in the lungs), supraventricular extrasystoles (irregular contractions of the heart caused from a particular part of the heart), thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the wall of a blood vein preceding a blood clot), thrombosis (blood clot in a blood vessel or vein), vascular headache (headache associated with abnormally enlarging and shrinking of blood vessels in the head), ventricular extrasystoles (irregular contractions of the heart caused by a particular part of the heart).

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Digestive System: Infrequent were bruxism (clenching and grinding of teeth), dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), eructation (belching), gastroenteritis (irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), glossitis (inflammation of the tongue), gum hyperplasia (an abnormal increase of cells in the gums), hemorrhoids, hepatosplenomegaly (enlargement of both the spleen and liver), increased salivation, intestinal obstruction, melena (blood in the stool), pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), peptic ulcer (sore on the lining of the stomach), rectal hemorrhage (bleeding from the rectum), stomach ulcer, toothache, ulcerative stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth, with open sores); also observed were aphthous stomatitis (canker sores), bloody diarrhea, bulimia, cardiospasm (spasm of the passage to the stomach, blocking the stomach), cholelithiasis (gall stones), colitis (inflammation of the colon), duodenitis (inflammation of part of the small intestine), enteritis (inflammation of the intestines), esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus, part of the throat), fecal impactions (clogged bowels), fecal incontinence (inability to control bowel movements), gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), gum hemorrhage (bleeding gums), hematemesis (vomiting of blood), hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), ileitis (inflammation of part of the small or large intestine), ileus (ceasing of bowel movements), jaundice, mouth ulceration (open sores in mouth), salivary gland enlargement, sialadenitis (salivary gland infection), stomatitis (mouth inflammation), throat tightness, tongue discoloration, tongue edema (over-buildup of fluid in the tongue).


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Endocrine System (system of glands in the body that regulate, among other things, body weight): Infrequent were hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), ovarian cyst (sac of fluid grown on an ovary or on ovaries), testes pain; also observed were diabetes mellitus (a condition of high blood sugar), goiter (swelling of the thyroid gland, often seen as a large swelling in the front of the neck), hypothyroidism (underactivity of the thyroid gland), thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland).


Hemic and Lymphatic System (blood and related systems): Infrequent were anemia (lack of red blood cells), eosinophilia (an abnormally high amount of a type of white blood cell), leukocytosis (abnormal increase in white blood cells), leukopenia (reduction of white blood cells), lymphadenopathy (a cancerous disorder of the lymph gland), thrombocytopenia (a decrease, within the blood, of a special type of cell called a platelet); also observed were anisocytosis (abnormal variation in the size of red blood cells), basophilia (an increase in the number of a certain type of white blood cells), bleeding time increased, hypochromic anemia (a reduction both in size and volume of red blood cells), lymphedema (an overabundance of a fluid called lymph, often resulting in swelling), lymphocytosis (excess of a particular type of white blood cells), lymphopenia (a condition in which there are a low number of a particular type of white blood cells in the blood -- cells vital for the fighting of infection), microcytic anemia (a disease characterized by blood elements called erythrocytes being smaller than normal), monocytosis (an abnormal increase in a particular type of cell in the blood), normocytic anemia (low number of red blood cells), thrombocythemia (an increase in platelets -- a special type of cell -- in the blood).


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Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders (dealing with digestion and related areas): Infrequent were bilirubinemia (an elevated level in the blood of a substance called biliruben, causing jaundice, yellowing of the whites of the eyes, and other problems), dehydration, generalized edema (buildup of fluid in the tissues), hyperglycemia (an overabundance of sugar in the blood), hyperkalemia (abnormally high amount of potassium in the blood), hypokalemia (abnormally low amount of potassium in the blood), peripheral edema (buildup of fluid nearer the outside of the body) , SGOT increased (the results of a test on an enzyme called  SGOT, which is used to measure the function of the liver, kidney, heart, pancreas, muscles, and red blood cells), SGPT increased (the results of a test on an enzyme known as SGPT, the presence of which in the blood indicates liver damage), thirst; also observed were alkaline phosphatase increased (an enzyme, the presence of which in the blood indicates liver damage), BUN (blood urea nitrogen) increased (indicates kidney malfunction), creatinine phosphokinase increased (increase of an enzyme which may indicate muscular distrophy, a disease which causes permanent muscle breakdown), gamma globulins increased (increase in a part of blood which carries antibodies), gout (inflammation of the joints, especially the big toe), hypercalcemia (excessive calcium in the blood), hypercholesteremia (an excess of cholesterol in the blood), hyperphosphatemia (a high amount of phosphate in the blood, leading to uncoordination of muscles and which can lead to severe organ failure), hypocalcemia (lowered calcium in the blood, which can lead to serious illness and even death), hypoglycemia (a lower amount of blood sugar, causing weakness, dizziness and confusion), hyponatremia (lowering of sodium in the body, which can cause nausea, muscle cramps, disorientation, slurred speech, confusion, and inappropriate behavior), ketosis (presence in the body of elements called ketones, which is under debate as to being good or bad), lactic dehydrogenase increased (a particular enzyme relating to milk increased), non-protein nitrogen (NPN) increased.


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Musculoskeletal (muscular and skeletal) System: Infrequent were arthritis, bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, a pouch of lubricating fluid between a muscle and a bone), myasthenia (debilitation of a muscle or muscles), myopathy (diseased muscles), myositis (muscle inflammation), tendonitis (tendon inflammation); also observed were generalized spasm, osteoporosis (bone deterioration), tenosynovitis (inflammation of the sheath which holds a tendon), tetany (spasms of the wrist and ankle joints).


Nervous System: Infrequent were amnesia, ataxia (inability to coordinate muscle movement), convulsion, diplopia (double vision), dystonia (muscle problems), emotional lability (instability), hallucinations, hypesthesia (partial loss of sensation), hypokinesia (decreased mobility), incoordination (inability to move the body correctly), neuralgia (sharp pain along a nerve), neuropathy (functional disturbances in the outer nervous system), nystagmus (unnatural and rapid movement of the eye), paralysis, paranoid reaction, vertigo (dizziness and loss of balance), withdrawal syndrome; also observed were abnormal gait (inability to walk properly), akathisis (nervous restlessness), akinesia (inability to move properly), aphasia (speech impediment), choreoathetosis (continuous and uncontrolled involuntary movement), circumoral paresthesia (strange sensations in the mouth), delirium (a state of mind which manifests itself in irrational talk and hallucinations), delusions, dysarthria (speech impediment), dyskinesia (involuntary muscle movement), euphoria, extrapyramidal syndrome (abnormal movements through certain parts of the nervous system), fasciculations (muscle contractions), grand mal convulsion (epileptic and heavy convulsion), hostility, hyperalgesia (excessive sensitivity to pain), irritability, libido increased (sex drive increased), manic reaction (great excitement, rage), manic-depressive reaction (great excitement and rage, followed by depression, which this drug is supposed to prevent; in fact, this drug is prescribed for manic-depression, otherwise known is bipolar syndrome), meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord, resulting in serious and sometimes fatal illness), myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord or of bone marrow), peripheral neuritis (inflammation of nerve endings), psychosis, psychotic depression (something this drug is supposed to treat and prevent), reflexes decreased, reflexes increased, stupor, torticollis (twisted state of the neck), trismus (lockjaw).


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Respiratory System (relating to lungs and breathing systems): Infrequent were asthma, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), epistaxis (nosebleed) , laryngitis (inflammation of a portion of the throat which makes it near-impossible to talk), pneumonia, stridor (high-pitched sound when breathing is obstructed); also observed were dysphonia (impairment of voice), emphysema (buildup of fluid in lungs), hemoptysis (coughing up blood), hiccups, hyperventilation, lung fibrosis (growth of excess fibrous matter in the lung), pulmonary edema (excess fluid in the lungs), respiratory flu, sputum (mixture of mucus and saliva, let out through the mouth) increased.


Skin and Appendages: Infrequent were acne, alopecia (loss of hair), dry skin, eczema (flaking, dry skin), exfoliative dermatitis (inflamed skin coming off in scales), furunculosis (painful sores), pruritus (skin inflammation), seborrhea (abnormally oily skin), urticaria (hives); also observed were angioedema (excess of fluid in the tissues of blood vessels), ecchymosis (bleeding under the skin), erythema multiforme (severe skin irritation), erythema nodosum (severe skin irritation), hirsutism (abnormal hairiness), maculopapular rash (rash consisting of blotches and bumps), skin discoloration, skin hypertrophy (skin swelling), skin ulcer (open sore on skin), sweating decreased, vesiculobullous (blisters on the skin) rash.


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Special Senses: Infrequent were abnormality of accommodation (trouble seeing distances), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the inner eyelids), earache, keratoconjunctivitis (inflammation of both the inner eyelid and the inner covering of the eye), mydriasis (extreme enlargement of the pupil of the eye), photophobia (inability to tolerate light), retinal hemorrhage (bleeding from the eye), tinnitus (ringing or clicking in the ears), visual field defect (not having a normal field of vision); also observed were amblyopia (dimness of vision), anisocoria (having pupils of different size), blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids), blurred  vision, cataract (cloudy formation on the eye, often resulting in partial blindness), conjunctival edema (excessive fluid built up in eyelids), corneal ulcer (open sore on the eye covering), deafness, exophthalmos (abnormal protrusion of the eyeball), glaucoma (disease of the eyes resulting in gradual loss of sight), hyperacusis (abnormal hearing sensitivity), night blindness, parosmia (altering of the sense of smell), ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), taste loss.


Urogenital System (urine and reproductive systems): Infrequent were albuminuria (presence in urine of albumin, a part of the blood), amenorrhea (stopping of menstrual cycle) , breast enlargement, breast pain, cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), dysuria (pain while urinating), hematuria (blood in urine), kidney calculus (kidney stones), menorrhagia (menstrual distress), nocturia (excessive urination at night), prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate), urinary incontinence (inability to control urination), urinary retention; also observed were breast atrophy (breast diseased), ejaculatory disturbance (ejaculation too soon, too late, not at all, etc.), endometrial disorder (disorder with the lining of the uterus), epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymus, a structure within the testes of males), female lactation (leaking of milk from breasts), fibrocystic breast (growths within the breast), leukorrhea (vaginal discharge), mastitis (inflammation of the mammary gland), metrorrhagia (irregular uterine bleeding), nephritis  (inflammation of the kidney), oliguria (secretion of a diminished amount of urine in relation to the fluid intake), polyuria (passage of a large volume of urine in a given period of time), pyuria (presence of pus in urine), salpingitis (inflammation of the uterine tube in females), urethritis (inflammation of the urethra, the passage through which urine leaves the body), urinary casts (mineral objects discharged with urine), urinary urgency (having to urinate badly), urolith (stones in the urinary tract), uterine spasm, vaginal hemorrhage (bleeding from the vagina).


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Voluntary reports of adverse events in patients taking immediate-release paroxetine hydrochloride that have been received since market introduction and not listed above that may have no causal relationship with the drug include acute pancreatitis (temporary inflammation of the pancreas), elevated liver function tests (the most severe cases were deaths due to liver necrosis [complete failure of the liver], and grossly elevated transaminases [a type of enzyme] associated with severe liver dysfunction), Guillain-Barré syndrome (an acute disease of the peripheral nervous system in which the nerves in the arms and legs become inflamed and stop working, causing sudden weakness leading to limb paralysis, and a loss of sensation, sometimes with pain), toxic epidermal necrolysis  (a life-threatening skin disorder characterized by a blistering and peeling of the top layer of skin), priapism (persistent painful erection of the penis), syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion (a condition which causes water not to be absorbed by the body), symptoms suggestive of prolactinemia (a glandular disorder which can cause a wide variety of female organ problems) and galactorrhea (excessive or spontaneous flow of mother's milk), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a very serious drug reaction which includes fever, rigidity and psychosis)-like events; extrapyramidal (dealing with a particular portion of the nervous system) symptoms which have included akathisia (restlessness; inability to sit still), bradykinesia (abnormally slow movements), cogwheel rigidity (rigidity of a muscle that gives way in a series of little jerks upon being stretched by another), dystonia (muscle problems), hypertonia (abnormal tension of arteries or muscles), oculogyric crisis (A spasmodic movement of the eyeballs into a fixed position, usually upward, that persists for several minutes or hours) which has been associated with concomitant (simultaneous) use of pimozide (an antipsychotic drug), tremor and  trismus (lockjaw); serotonin syndrome (a state which is a very dangerous and a potentially fatal side effect of serotonin-related drugs -- of which Paxil is one -- which can have multiple psychiatric and non-psychiatric symptoms), associated in some cases with concomitant (simultaneous) use of other serotonergic drugs and with drugs which may have impaired paroxetine (Paxil) metabolism (note that Paxil itself can inhibit this metabolism) (symptoms have included agitation, confusion, diaphoresis [medically-induced heavy perspiration], hallucinations, hyperreflexia [usually only occurs with spinal injury and contains symptoms such as pounding headache and restlessness], myoclonus [sharp muscle contractions], shivering, tachycardia [extremely rapid heartbeat] and tremor); status epilepticus (a continuous seizure), acute renal failure (temporary failure of the kidneys),  pulmonary hypertension (elevated blood pressure in a main artery of a lung), allergic alveolitis (inflammation of the areas behind teeth as an allergic reaction), anaphylaxis (life-threatening rapid allergic reaction), eclampsia (a condition in women in the late stages of pregnancy which includes high blood-pressure and fluid buildup.  It may require emergency delivery of the baby), laryngismus (illness in which spasms of the larynx, part of the throat, occur) optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve), porphyria (a disease which consists of a group of related diseases, during which the afflicted experiences abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation and cramps, and can be fatal), ventricular fibrillation (loss of coordiated rhythm between sections of the heart), ventricular tachycardia (extremely rapid heartbeat in part of the heart) (including torsade de pointes [a variant of ventricular tachycardia]), thrombocytopenia (a decrease, within the blood, of a special type of cell called a platelet), hemolytic anemia (a sickness and dying of red blood cells combined with an inability of the bone marrow to replace them), and events related to impaired hematopoiesis (formation of blood cells) (including aplastic anemia [failure of the bone marrow to produce red blood cells], pancytopenia [a deficiency of all types of blood cells], bone marrow aplasia [lack of bone marrow development], and agranulocytosis [lack of a particular type of white blood cells, lowering immunity to disease]) and vasculitic (dealing with inflammation of blood vessels) syndromes (such as Henoch-Schönlein purpura [inflammation of blood cells]). There has been a case report of an elevated phenytoin (an anti-convulsant drug) level after 4 weeks of immediate-release paroxetine (Paxil) and phenytoin (an anti-convulsive drug) co-administration. There has been a case report of severe hypotension (lowered blood pressure) when immediate-release paroxetine was added to chronic metoprolol (a drug used to treat high blood pressure) treatment.


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*The Paxil - Seroxat side effects (underlined) listed below, are linked to case studies that have determined glutathione depletion and certain side effects go hand in hand. Almost all of the Paxil - Seroxat side effects listed below are a result of low glutathione in the cells of the body. Other case studies will be added ASAP. 

The chemical properties, in the structure of Paxil - Seroxat, lower glutathione levels in your cellular structure. A psychiatrist may have been the one to prescribe Paxil - Seroxat but a Chemist can easily determine why chemically induced Paxil - Seroxat side effects take place.

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Paxil - Seroxat (Paroxetine) Side Effects

Frequent - Paxil - Seroxat (Paroxetine) Side Effects

Body as a Whole:
Malaise (a vague feeling of bodily discomfort), pain. Cardiovascular: Hypertension, syncope (a sudden loss of strength, a temporary suspension of consciousness due to cerebral anemia), tachycardia (excessive rapidity in the action of the heart). Dermatological: Pruritus (Intense itching) Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting. Metabolic and Nutritional: Weight gain, weight loss. Nervous System: Central Nervous System stimulation, concentration impaired, depression, emotional lability (emotional instability), vertigo (a hallucination of movement; a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient or as if he himself were revolving in space). Respiratory: Cough increased, rhinitis (inflammation of the mucus membrane of the nose)

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Infrequent - Paxil - Seroxat (Paroxetine) Side Effects
Infrequent Paxil - Seroxat side effects occurred in at least 1 in 1000 people.

Body as a Whole: Allergic reaction, chills, face edema (abnormal amount of fluid in the facial tissue), infection, moniliasis (infection caused by Candida (yeast like fungi), neck pain, overdose. Cardiovascular: Bradycardia (abnormal slowness of the heartbeat), conduction abnormalities (abnormal transfer of sound waves, heat, nerve influences, or electricity), ECG abnormal, hypotension (lowered blood pressure), migraine, ventricular extrasystoles (a premature contraction of the heart). Dermatological: Acne, alopecia (absence of hair from the body where it is normally present), dry skin, ecchymosis (blood under the skin, usually looks or appears like a bruise), eczema (an inflammatory skin disease characterized by lesions varying greatly in character, at times watery discharge and the development of scales and crust), furunculosis (a number of painful nodules formed in the skin, caused by bacteria, which enter through the hair follicles or glands, its formation is favored by digestive derangement and local irritation), herpes simplex, urticaria (reaction of the skin to certain drugs, marked by the appearance of smooth, slightly elevated patches, which are redder or paler than the surrounding skin and often includes severe itching). Gastrointestinal: Bruxism (grinding of the teeth especially during sleep), buccal cavity disorders (cavity running from the cheeks to the lips), dysphagia (inflammation of the esophagus), eructation (the act of belching or casting up wind from the stomach), gastroentertitis (inflammation of the stomach or intestines), gastrointestinal flu, glossitis (inflammation of the tongue), increased salivation, liver function test abnormal, mouth ulceration, vomiting and diarrhea, rectal hemorrhage. Hematologic and Lymphatic: Anemia, leukopenia (reduction in the number of leukocytes in the blood), lymphadenopathy (disease of the lymphnodes), purpura (condition charactized by the presence of blood just under the skin, can appear any where over the body), WBC abnormality (white blood cell abnormality). Musculoskeletal: Arthralgia (pain in the joint), arthritis, traumatic fracture. Nervous System: Akinesia (the temporary paralysis of a muscle, can include intense pain), alcohol abuse, amnesia, ataxia (failure of muscular coordination or irregularity of muscle action), convulsion, depersonalization, hallucinations, hyperkinesia (abnormally increased mobility, abnormally increased motor function or activity), hypertonia (a condition of excessive tone, tension or activity, can include increased blood pressure), incoordination, lack of emotion, manic reaction, paranoid reaction, thinking abnormal. Respiratory: Asthma, bronchitis, dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing), epistaxis (hemorrhage from the nose), hyperventilation, pneumonia, respiratory flu, sinusitis. Special Senses: Abnormality of accommodation, conjunctivitis, ear pain, eye pain, mydriasis (extreme or morbid dilation of the pupil), otitis media (inflammation of the ear which may be marked by pain, fever, abnormalities of hearing, deafness, tinnitus, and vertigo), tinnitus (a noise in the ear, as ringing, buzzing, roaring clicking etc). Urogenital: Abortion*, amenorrhea* (absence or abnormal stoppage of menses), breast pain*, cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder), dysmenorrhea* (painful menstruation), dysuria (painful or difficult urination), menorrhagia* (excessive uterine bleeding occurring at regular intervals), nocturia (excessive urination at night), polyuria (the passage of a large volume of urine in a given period), urinary incontinence, urinary retention, urinary tract infection, urinary urgency, vaginitis* (inflammation of the vagina). * Gender specific

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16% of all people given Paxil - Seroxat in a worldwide clinical trial discontinued treatment of Paxil - Seroxat due to an adverse experience.