PTSD
info
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DISCLAIMER: This info is not official, it is for conversational purposes only. The info
comes from Google.
Call  your doctor or your pharmacist for info re medication.
Generic name

Paroxetine
Brand name

Paxil
Type

SSRI
Target symptoms

Depression, OCD (obsessive- compulsive disorder), generalized
and social anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder,
panic disorders with or without fear of open or public places.
Contraindications

MAOI, thioridazine, pimozide.
Possible side effects (call doctor)

Abnormal dreams; abnormal ejaculation; abnormal skin sensations; blurred vision; constipation;
decreased appetite; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth;
fatigue; headache; impotence; nausea; nervousness; painful period; runny nose; sleepiness; sore
throat; stomach pain; sweating; vomiting; weakness; weight loss; yawning, allergic reactions (rash;
hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black
or bloody stools; chest pain; confusion; extreme mood swings; fever, chills, or persistent sore
throat; hallucinations; heart problems; fast or irregular heartbeat; mental or mood changes; new or
worsening agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility,
sleeplessness, exaggerated feeling of well being, or inability to sit still; pounding in the chest;
prolonged, painful erection; suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremors; unexplained shivering; unusual
bleeding or bruising; urinary changes; seizures; vision changes; worsening of depression.
Medication sometimes prescribed in the treatment of PTSD - Paxil