FDA Warns of Suicide Risk for Paxil

FDA Warns of Suicide Risk for Paxil

There are 78 comments on the WTLV-TV Jacksonville story from May 12, 2006, titled FDA Warns of Suicide Risk for Paxil. In it, WTLV-TV Jacksonville reports that:

The antidepressant Paxil may raise the risk of suicidal behavior in young adults, GlaxoSmithKline and the Food and Drug Administration warned Friday in a letter to doctors.

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Virginia Lee

Powhatan, VA

#69 Nov 27, 2007
Luis wrote:
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That's the number one law of FDA: prescribe drugs.
Why not invest in natural cures?
I totally agree. Natural cures are the answer. Too bad the government doesn't understand, but how do you fix that?
Peter Kuehnal

Atlanta, GA

#70 Jul 21, 2008
Your close friend wrote:
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Gabe we tried to help you just face your problems head on and deal with it..Ok sport..Glad your getting help from this pill...
Peter Kuehnal, you're a real idiot.
Gabe Whatley

Atlanta, GA

#71 Jul 22, 2008
Peter Keuhnal, you're an idiot, sport.

“viagra afficianado”

Since: Aug 08


#72 Aug 12, 2008
Glance Winslow wrote:
The best way to decide whether there is a problem with Paxil is in a court of law. Place the jury on 60mg of the stuff and ask them for their verdict about 36 hrs later. The jury could be a hung jury either by decision or as a result of a mass suicide attempt by the jury. Consider this lethal in 2006
Part of it is because of all these overseas pharmacies dishing it out without a consultation.

valuescripts.net is the way to go.

Jackson, MI

#73 Aug 13, 2008
I started taking Paroxetine HCL 20 MG Tabletaur about 4 days ago... I've been taking them everyday. I'm just 20 years old and i can say the first night i had an overwhelming since of suicide. I had never felt that before. I thought as if i did not want to live the rest of my life with this aniexty i have. I just got my own apartment, however i stop talking to alot of friends and my last lover we broke up abouta year ago and it does bother me alot. Since i started i've had bad nausea and headache, and trouble sleeping, and increased anxiety at some points int he day, my heart rate goes up some times to... i'm thinking since i just started the medicine this might be normal, and i'm thinking of stoping now before i get to a point were i've been taking it for years and have to worry about withdrawl syndrome!

Glasgow, KY

#74 Sep 16, 2008
JOSE please stop while you can,this drug turned me into a polar opposite of what i used to be i was on it for 8 years and i am on my 3rd attempt at withdrawel,it is now my 7th month off of it and i see no end in sight suicide sometimes seems like a valid option,i have had diarreah for 7 months,i can no longer get an erection,i am a man that is 5 ft 8 tall and i have lost my appetite i am down to 115 pounds from 135 i am scared i care for anyone who is on this please stop while you can.You will not regret quitting.

United States

#75 Sep 18, 2008
ok listen up people, EVERY single antidepressant out there has the possibilty of suicide risks. yes it seems ironic that it could make someone who is already depressed even worse. Basically you should constantly monitor people on new meds or new doses of meds. And it takes time for doctors to find the right dose, the right combination, and the right medicine. It can be extremely tricky, no human brain is the same, thus we all react differently to everything. when you are on a new med it really helps to keep a daily log of how you feel every day so you can tell your doctor accurate history and remember it yourself. Keep trying. And dont give up on something too fast, it can take a couple weeks or months to work properly in your system. Although if its not seeming to help you after 6 months its probably time to try something new.

United States

#76 Sep 18, 2008
you all have very good points, thanks. i believe antidepressants are definetly not for everyone, if you can go natural as possible thats always ideal. There is therapy, Vitamin B12, acupuncture, massage techniques, all kinds of things. but if you have to go on an antidepressant please just do it carefully. Its good if you have family or friends that can help monitor you, getting on meds, changing doses, and getting off of them can be very tricky and scary. Personally i hate the drug companies, but unfortunately i've tried almost every antidepressant out there. I do agree with niki, everyone reacts differently. for example...paxil made me bland, lexapro made me cranky and gain weight, cymbalta made me worse, abilify made me restless, prozac didnt do anything, lamictal made me dizzy & drowsy, effexor made me manic and psycho...the list goes on but it doesnt mean you will have those effects. I am currently on Emsam, an MAOI patch. Its really strong but i guess thats what i needed because m life has improved quite a bit. there are always risks, there are usually side effects...medication isnt perfect. actually sometimes it pretty much just sucks. but its probably worth taking if it can save your life. Take it slow and be cautious.

Chandler, AZ

#77 Oct 5, 2008
I'm down to 2.5mg and going through terrible w/d. It's take me over 2 months to get to this point. I'm determined to be free from this. I want my clear head back.

Carlisle, PA

#78 Nov 1, 2008
I am currently taking paxil and the symptoms you have described about crying spells and snapping when off is so me. I don't like feeling like 2 different people on and off the drug. I have been out for 4 days and my cloud seems greater. I am really considering driving myself into Crisis......
Paxil 357


#79 Nov 1, 2008
Hey Cathy,

The last time I started taking Paxil, I believe that it messed up my head so much that I took a 357 and started playing Russian Roulette with it.

Someone eventually called 911 and they came and put me a place where I could not do that anymore.

I don't trust Paxil.

Dalton, GA

#80 Nov 1, 2008
Just another warning that the pharm. companies are killing people. Have you ever heard of a drug dispenced by a doctor actually cure an illness? They kick-back to the doctors so they push their dope "legally".

Fredericksburg, VA

#81 Nov 1, 2008
At least you all here that are trying to get help are actually TRYING to get help.

Those others that are pushing some kind of agenda are not helping.

Good to read that people having compications are seeing that they might need to ease their way off this drug and continue treatment in some other form.

Depression is a battle but you just try to win the battle everyday not the war.

Just fight it one day at a time.

And give yourself a break-you are trying-after all.

Nobodys perfect and those that say they are or that know the ONLY cure--are just a pain in the you know what.

Surrey, Canada

#85 Dec 7, 2010
For anyone who has taken Paxil and has experienced birth defects or suicidal or other negative side effects, you should know there is legal action you can take, and compensation being awarded.

You can find a link to a free Paxil lawsuit consultation form on this article here http://www.articlesbase.com/personal-injury-a...
Josephine Osborn

San Jose, CA

#86 Sep 20, 2011
Increase of suicidal tendencies has been confirmed by the FDA in children and teenagers under the age of 18. Paxil Birth Defects for mothers who took Paxil while pregnant has become an issue that the FDA is looking into.



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#93 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/TRCx1y only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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