Paxil is the brand name for a depression medication called paroxetine hydrochloride, which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Paxil was approved by the for use as an inhibitor in the amount of serotonin reabsorbed by sender nerve cells, increasing the amount of serotonin available for receiver nerve cells.

Although Paxil is still currently on the market, there are a number of lawsuits being filed against GlaxoSmithKline in response to the serious side effects Paxil can cause.

Paxil is supposed to correct the serotonin imbalance present in people suffering from depression and other psychological problems such as:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

As with any drug, there are many different side effects Paxil can cause, but withdrawal from Paxil can be so severe and serious, that it can lead to death. The most serious Paxil side effects and withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Asthenia
  • Akathisia
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Severe Depression
  • Fever
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Severe Mood swings
  • Social Dysfunction
  • Suicide

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any of these symptoms due to the use of Paxil, contact the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® immediately for a  free initial consultation.