Paxil Interaction With Other Drugs
During the assessment period, the doctor requires the patient to fill out a form indicating any drugs they take. Whether it is vitamins, over-the-counter drugs, supplements, or herbal medication, the patient should list all of them to the doctor. Paxil can at times interact with some medications and cause an adverse reaction. Medications that increase serotonin levels in the brain, such as other antidepressants, can cause a fatal overdose if the patient takes them combined.
For example, combining Paxil with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) can easily lead to serotonin syndrome. A patient should wait more than two weeks before taking Paxil if they have been using MAOIs. Serotonin syndrome is characterized by the following symptoms:
- High fever
- Muscle spasms
- Stiff muscles
- Loss of consciousness
- Irregular heartbeat
Paxil also interacts with other drugs such as:
- Intravenous methylene blue
Depending on the Paxil dosage for anxiety you are prescribed and what is your health history, you can experience the effects of this medication differently. Therefore, work closely with your doctor to get the treatment plan adjusted accordingly when needed and receive help if you experience any side effects. Any mental health condition should be handled promptly as soon as the patient recognizes the symptoms, so contact Mango Clinic and start treatment today!