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As with any medication, it is possible to overdose on Pexeva (paroxetine mesylate). Some common effects of an overdose include seizures, vomiting, and drowsiness. The effects can vary, depending on several factors, such as how much of the medication was taken and whether it was taken with any other substances. Treatment options for a recent overdose can include "pumping the stomach" or giving activated charcoal.

Can You Take Too Much Pexeva?

Pexeva® (paroxetine mesylate) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of a number of mental health conditions, including major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
As with any medication, it is possible to overdose on this drug. The specific effects of a Pexeva overdose will vary, depending on a number of factors, including how much was taken and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Effects of a Pexeva Overdose

Reported effects of an overdose with Pexeva have included:
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Aggressiveness
  • Excessively elevated mood
  • Dilated pupils
  • Muscle pain or muscle stiffness
  • Muscle twitching
  • Liver problems, including hepatitis and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Decreased urination
  • Kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
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