Paxil vs Xanax

Paxil
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Paxil is an antidepressant medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 29, 1992
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
310,286 Discussions
614,862 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic
#6 for OCD
#8 for Headaches
#10 for GAD
#11 for Panic Disorder
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
Paxil is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pax
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicide
1
Head Zaps
1
Decreased Libido
1
Drowsiness
1
Xan
Weakness
1
Weight Gain
1
Euphoria
1
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Pax
Xanax
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Pax
Xan
10
0
Dizziness
Pax
Xan
2
0
Nausea
Pax
Xan
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Pax
Xan
1
0
Numbness
Pax
Xan
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Pax
Xan
1
0
Suicide
Pax
Xan
1
0
Head Zaps
Pax
Xan
1
0
Decreased Libido
Pax
Xan
1
0
Drowsiness
Pax
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Pax
1
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Pax
1
0
Euphoria
Xan
Pax
1
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Pax
1
0
Hallucinations
Xan
Pax
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Pax
1
0
Blisters
Xan
Pax
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Pax
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Pax
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Pax
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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D Category D
Before taking Paxil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Paxil and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg
Suspension: 10 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Paroxetine Hcl
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Paxil and Xanax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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