Paxil CR Side Effects

Less Common Side Effects

Rare Paxil CR side effects occur in 2 to 5 percent of people taking the drug. Some of these rare side effects include:
  • A runny nose
  • General pain
  • Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face)
  • An increased appetite or weight gain (see Paxil CR and Weight Gain)
  • Weight loss (see Paxil CR and Weight Loss)
  • Muscle tightness
  • Unusual sensations, such as burning, pricking, or stinging (paresthesias)
  • Concentration problems or confusion
  • Urinary tract infections (bladder infections)
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Agitation
  • Muscle cramps or twitches
  • A lack of emotion
  • Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
  • Coughing
  • Sensitivity to the sun
  • Taste changes
  • Joint pain
  • Menstrual problems
  • Vaginal irritation or infections
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Memory loss (amnesia).

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects explained in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Paxil CR, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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