The SSRI group of antidepressants - including fluoxetine and paroxetine - are no more effective and have no fewer side effects than the older tricyclic antidepressants, according to an overview of six double-blind studies (Curr Ther Res, 1993; 54).
Paroxetine (marketed in the UK as Seroxat and in the US as Paxil) is an antidepressant that has been blamed for causing chronic hepatitis. The drug, manufactured by Smithkline Beecham, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI),
The drugs industry didn’t get to the top of the commercial tree by being anything other than resilient - as well as creative problem-solvers.
Depressing news for the manufacturers of Paxil (paroxetine): new studies suggest that the antidepressant increases birth defects - particularly of the heart - when taken by pregnant women during the first trimester.
Virtually no drug is licensed for use by the young, so a warning from a UK drugs watchdog about the antidepressant Seroxat (paroxetine) is perplexing.
It is with great relief that we can report on the speed and efficiency of our drugs watchdogs, which act to protect us. In the UK this week, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHPRA) has pronounced that the antidepressant...
The antidepressant drug paroxetine (brand name Seroxat), along with other so called SSRIs (selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors), is associated with extrapyramidal reactions (the part of the ...
In early February, the newspapers jubilantly announced the end of the search for a magic bullet that would successfully treat the depression and anxiety that affects an estimated one in four women ...
For years, drug manufacturing giant GlaxoSmithKline has promoted their best-selling antidepressant paroxetine (Seroxat) as safe and easy to quit taking.
ANTIDEPRESSANTS: They don't work (but don't tell anyone)