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Paroxetine and Serotonin Syndrome
Several of the known interactions with paroxetine are related to a potentially dangerous group of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome. Such symptoms might include:
- Fast heartbeat
- Feeling faint
- Muscle spasm
- Difficulty walking
Paroxetine Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when paroxetine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Combining alcohol and paroxetine may cause unwanted side effects (see Alcohol and Paxil).
Taking paroxetine and aspirin together can increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking aspirin and paroxetine together.
Paroxetine can increase the level of Strattera in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. If you are taking paroxetine with Strattera, your healthcare provider may need to lower your Strattera dosage.
Because combining paroxetine with buspirone may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.