Serious Reactions to Paxil

Paxil Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Paxil, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see Paxil and Suicide)
  • Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
  • Hostility or aggressiveness
  • Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
  • Easily broken bones
  • Extreme elation or feeling of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
  • Other unusual changes in behavior 
  • Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with certain medications), such as:
     
    • Confusion or other mental changes
    • A rapid heart rate
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Hallucinations
    • Blood pressure changes
    • An irregular heart rhythm
    • Overactive reflexes
    • Fever, sweating, or shivering
    • Shakiness
    • Agitation
    • Seizures
    • Coma
 
  • Chest palpitations
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feelings of internal restlessness or jitteriness
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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