What are the side effects of Paroxetine hydrochloride?

The side effects from Paroxetine hydrochloride, if not reduced gradually, might be dizziness, abnormal dreams, and tingling sensations. Contact your doctor if you experience hallucinations, shivering, 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, or motor skills. Do not combine this drug with aspirin or blood thinning drugs because it could cause stomach bleeding. Some other side effects may include:

  • abnormal ejaculation or orgasm, constipation, decreased appetite, decreased sex drive, 
  • diarrhea, drowsiness, dry mouth, gas, impotence, genital disorders, nausea, nervousness, 
  • sleeplessness, weakness, and vertigo.

This drug has been known to cause premature births. It is also thought to cause serious complications to the fetus if taken during the last few months of pregnancy; it is also advised to avoid breastfeeding while on this drug.

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