Paxil CR Drug Interactions
Paxil CR and Serotonin Syndrome
Several of the known interactions with Paxil CR 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
Paxil CR Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Paxil CR is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
It is not recommended that you drink alcohol while taking Paxil CR. Combining alcohol and Paxil CR may cause unwanted side effects (see Alcohol and Paxil CR).
Taking Paxil CR and aspirin together can increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking aspirin and Paxil CR together.
Paxil CR can raise the level of Strattera in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to lower your Strattera dosage.
Because combining Paxil CR with buspirone may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.