52 patient evaluations for Paroxetine

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2012 (Started Apr 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tachycardia (fast heart rate), seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have never had a seizure in my entire life. About 45 minutes after taking my very first dose I felt very sick and exhausted. I layed down and took a two hour nap. When I awoke my heart beat was 144 beats per minute. I freaked out and called my friend who told me to try and relax and over a few hours my heart rate went back to normal. However, in the morning I woke up and went to the doctor's for an appointment and while waiting in the lobby I had a Grand Mal seizure and fell on my face. I bit my lip so hard I had to get stitches. It looked like someone cut it with a pair of scissors. I have a nice scar from it. I had tests done and was in the hospital for three days. I still don't know everything, but if you have ever had a seizure I would NOT take this medication, or if they run in the family or anything like that. If you have side effects like I did I would go to a hospital or have someone keep an eye on you for the next day and don't drive. Maybe it is an unlikely side effect or maybe something else, but there is a warning not to take it if you have ever had or have seizures.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 7, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has worked long term for me;
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 52 patient evaluations for Paroxetine