What should I know about Paroxetine hydrochloride before taking it?

You should know that although your treatment with paroxetine hydrochloride may make you feel better within one to four weeks, you should not stop your medication until your doctor tells you to do so. Your doctor should reduce your dosage of paroxetine hydrochloride gradually because an abrupt discontinuation of this drug can lead to dizziness, abnormal dreams, and tingling sensations. Paroxetine hydrochloride should be taken once a day, with or without food. If you are taking any other medications, even over the counter medication, tell your doctor before starting paroxetine hydrochloride.

Contact your doctor if you experience hallucinations, shivering, rapid heartbeat, sweating, confusion, abnormal reflexes, shivering, rapid heart beat, and tremors, as these can be a sign of serotonin syndrome, which has been known to be caused by this drug. This drug can also impair your judgment, thinking, and motor skills. Do not combine this drug with aspirin or blood thinning drugs because it could cause stomach bleeding. This drug can cause premature births or birth defects, so it should not be used by mothers who are breastfeeding.

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