PAXIL CR Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • abnormal sexual function
    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • problems with ejaculation
    • dry mouth
    • constipation
    • the inability to have an erection
    • drowsiness
    • dizziness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • excessive sweating
    • muscle tremors
    • decreased appetite
    • headache
    • nausea
    • diarrhea
    • difficult or painful urination
    • an inability to completely empty the bladder
    • nervousness
    • generalized weakness

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • an infection
    • confusion
    • myoclonus, quick and involuntary muscle jerks
    • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
    • high blood pressure

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • mood changes
    • aggressive behavior
    • blurred vision
    • a stuffy and runny nose
    • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
    • indigestion
    • urinary tract infection
    • itching
    • joint pain
    • backache
    • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • low energy
    • taste impairment
    • weight gain
    • weight loss
    • increased hunger
    • yawning
    • cough
    • vomiting
    • gas
    • an increased need to urinate often
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • low energy and weakness
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
    • intense abdominal pain
    • orgasm problems
    • anxious feelings
    • fast heartbeat

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
    • low amount of sodium in the blood
    • porphyria
    • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
    • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
    • decreased function of bone marrow
    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • anemia
    • an increased risk of bleeding
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • high levels of white blood cells
    • increased lymphocyte cells in the blood
    • increase in the number of platelets in the blood
    • manic behavior
    • a form of mania that has a lower severity of symptoms
    • suicidal thoughts
    • extrapyramidal disease, a type of movement disorder
    • neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a reaction characterized by fever, muscle rigidity and confusion
    • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
    • Guillain-Barre syndrome
    • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
    • a heart attack
    • angina, a type of chest pain
    • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
    • a clot in the lung
    • pulmonary hypertension
    • bundle branch block
    • a type of slowed heart rhythm disorder called heart block
    • rapid ventricular heartbeat
    • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
    • atrial fibrillation
    • ventricular fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder
    • slow heartbeat
    • heart failure
    • a stroke
    • cerebral ischemia, a lack of blood supply to the brain
    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • bleeding
    • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
    • inflammation of the large intestine
    • inflammation and infection of the abdomen lining
    • blood coming from anus
    • liver failure
    • damage to the liver and inflammation
    • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • seizures
    • lockjaw
    • a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still
    • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a broken bone
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • secondary angle-closure glaucoma, a type of eye disorder
    • supraventricular premature beats
    • pancreatitis
    • abnormal muscle movements
    • IgA vasculitis

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • an infection due to the fungus Candida
    • a high prolactin level
    • high cholesterol
    • grinding of the teeth
    • a migraine headache
    • dilated pupils
    • ringing in the ears
    • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
    • low blood pressure
    • canker sores
    • a painful, red or swollen tongue
    • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
    • inflammation or infection of the vagina
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
    • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
    • neck pain
    • memory loss
    • fainting
    • chills
    • abnormal manner of walking
    • visible water retention
    • loss of skin color
    • swollen lymph nodes
    • difficulty swallowing
    • inflammation of a vein
    • restless legs syndrome, an extreme discomfort in the calf muscles when sitting or lying down
    • bulging of the eyes

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