Paroxetine

Paroxetine is a drug that belongs to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group. It is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During the first few months of treatment, Paroxetine might increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

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What could be the cause of sex weakness and loss of sexual desire?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, my height is 5.10 feet and a weight of 72 kg. I am suffering from sex weakness, like less timing, feeling not much power in organs, and not much stamina in sex.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting a query. The problem you described in your case appears to be of erectile dysfunction. After reading the brief narration that you are currently facing, I need to know a few more details about this. 1. First of all, how long are you facing this prob...  Read Full »

Suffering from depression & taking medicines, how long will the treatment last?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, started studying at a renowned entrance exam coaching center from last year. His mother has accompanied him since then. However, we noticed that he is suffering from depression. Immediately, he was referred to a psychiatrist. He also underwent some counseling ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your son is a 15 year old student and has been diagnosed with depressive disorder for the last one year. A lot of students at this age when faced with change of place, friends, situations and burden of studies develop depressive sympto...  Read Full »

Why am I having difficulty to cope after separation from my girlfriend?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old man. My girlfriend left me last month and I am going through severe heart pains and anxiety. My heart pounds and beats very loudly. I cannot concentrate on anything. I am having this constant urge to call her and I am not able to control myself. Due to my constant ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a kind of adjustment disorder. After the breakup you are not able to accept it and having difficulty in adjusting. It is a common problem. You need to take a medicine; it will help you in dealing with this situation. Take tablet Pari CR (Paroxetine 12.5 mg and Clo...  Read Full »

I am gaining weight with Paroxetine and Mirtazapine. Can I use Zoloft?

Query: Hi doctor, I have OCD and bipolar depression. I am taking Paroxetine and Mirtazapine for OCD and sleep respectively. I am gaining too much weight. Can I switch to Zoloft?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Both Mirtazapine and Paroxetine are known to cause weight gain. Sertraline (Zoloft) also causes some weight gain. So, in my opinion shifting to Sertraline will not be a good idea. Other SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Flu...  Read Full »

How long does cheeks muscle spasm, a side effect of Paroxetine, last?

Query: When I started paroxetine(paxil) 20 mg for GAD, I had three side effects, two of which were common, difficulty sleeping and a lack of appetite. The two were manageable. As for the third, which was a mild muscle spasms in my cheeks. Feeling like muscle cheeks are sometimes tight then relaxes. This s...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Although your spasms should not have persisted this long, i suggest you to consult your psychiatrist if any other alternative of paroxetine is possible in your case.. In case, you dont want to change paroxetine, you can try calcium supplements for few months as sometimes spasms may improve af...  Read Full »

Can I use Paroxetine for bipolar II disorder, anxiety disorder, and agoraphobia?

Query: Hello, I'm looking and would like to discuss my treatment options for my conditions. I've bipolar disorder II, social and generalised anxiety disorders, panic attacks and agoraphobia due to it. In past, I used escitalopram, venlafaxine, fluoxetine, sertraline, lithium, depakote, quetiapine,...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from psychiatrist. you should continue medications on which you are stable at present. 1)duloxetine may be good option for you. it does not increases blood pressure. 2)tablet escitalopram takes around 4 weeks for full effect after starting medications. 3) yup,prozac can dec...  Read Full »

How to deal with Paroxetine withdrawal?

Query: Hi doctor. I am 21 years old. I was diagnosed 2 years back with obsessive-compulsive disorder. I followed treatment with the help of a psychiatrist who included cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. of medication as many times as I tried to stop paroxetine (seroxat) in collaboration with my p...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, thank you for your query. Paroxetine has a short half life, so that's why , when you are trying to stop it, it is causing you withdrawal symptoms. There are 2 things you can try. 1. Replacing it with a longer acting SSRI and then stopping it . For example, Start taking Fluoxetine ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel hopeless?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having feelings such as hopelessness, nervousness and shortness of breath. My ECG and lipids are fine and my physician advised no problem with my heart and breath. He says it is due to depression and anxiety. I have some vertigo. Sometimes I feel less control over my body, restles...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. You are suffering from depression and anxiety as per your doctor. If you are not seeing any improvement with these drugs then you can ask for increase in dose or consider switching to another class of drug after consultatio...  Read Full »

How to treat anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description of symptoms is concise and specific, which makes it easy to diagnose your condition. Mental illnesses are broadly classified into neurosis and psychosis. In neurosis, a person does not lose contact with reality and understands that he has a mental iss...  Read Full »

Please suggest a drug with less side effect than Paroxetine for treating social anxiety disorder.

Query: Hello doctor, I was affected by a social anxiety disorder. For the last two years, I first used Inderal for one year and then Paroxetine (SSRI) 20 mg for the second year. When I used SSRI for one year, my problem fully recovered, and later on, by doctors advise, I left the tablets. Now, 25 days pass...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are reporting a relapse of some social anxiety symptoms after discontinuation of Paroxetine SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medication. Depending on the extent of your social anxiety symptoms, you have two options: 1) If anxiety is predominantly s...  Read Full »

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