Sexual Side Effects of Paxil
If you are taking Paxil
and begin having sex-life problems, Paxil might be to blame.
Of the many side effects
common in antidepressants, sexual side effects and weight gain are
especially bothersome. Paxil is strongly linked to sexual side
effects in both sexes. Paxil side effects include decreased
libido, erectile dysfunction, delayed or failure to achieve orgasm
and genital sensory impairment.
One recent study showed that up to 70 percent of patients taking
SSRI antidepressants like Paxil reported sexual side effects. The
good news is that these sexual side effects resolve after stopping
Paxil. For safety this should only be done under a doctor's
No one should sacrifice sexual satisfaction for psychological
health. You can have a good sex life and psychological well-being.
Deprex is a non-prescriptive, all-natural
“antidepressant” that does not cause sexual side effects, weight
gain or any other side effects commonly associated with Lexapro
and other antidepressants. Deprex allows you to maintain your
sexual functioning while also addressing depression symptoms.
Certain antidepressants are more likely to cause sexual side
effects than others. Sexual side effects are one of the most
common side effects of antidepressants in the SSRI family and
least common with Wellbutrin.
Compared to Wellbutrin, sexual side effects were six times more
likely with Effexor, five times more likely with Paxil, Lexapro
and Zoloft and four times more likely with Prozac.
Old studies stated that adverse sexual side effects occurred in
less than 10 percent of patients. Those studies relied on
unprompted reporting, patients who offered information about their
In later studies doctors specifically asked patients about libido
or orgasmic difficulties, and found that almost 70 percent of
patients on SSRI antidepressants like Paxil experienced sexual
Antidepressant sexual side effects are most commonly manifested by
delayed ejaculation in men, inability to achieve an orgasm in
women and decreased sex drive in both men and women. Men taking
Paxil commonly complain that they have difficulty getting and
maintaining an erection. Women who prior to taking Paxil could
achieve multiple orgasms commonly complain that they now cannot
achieve even one orgasm. Both sexes regularly report an inability
to get aroused and non-existent libidos.
Many physicians fail to mention the potential sexual side effects
of Paxil and other antidepressants to their patients. Without
being warned about the potential sexual side effects, a patient
may have no idea that his or her sexual problems are related to
Avoiding Paxil will eliminate Paxil sexual side effects. Use
Deprex for a natural alternative to pharmaceutical
In addition to sexual side effects,
weight gain is common Paxil
side effect. Less common but life threatening is the
increased risk of suicide.
Addiction and subsequent withdrawal
symptoms are also serious Paxil side effects. Paxil has been
linked to Parkinson’s Disease and drug-induced stuttering.
*This antidepressant drug information does not
endorse Paxil, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. The
information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible
warnings, uses, precautions, drug interactions, allergic
reactions, or adverse side effects of Paxil. If you have questions
about the drugs you are taking, check with your health care
provider or pharmacist. The information provided should not be
construed to indicate that Paxil is safe, effective or
It is important to note that you should not stop taking Paxil
without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may need to
gradually reduce the dose before stopping Paxil completely.
Suddenly stopping Paxil may cause unpleasant and potentially
serious side effects.