Your patient has been precribed paroxetine (Paxil) 50 mg PO/day. Your patient and family teaching should include side effects such as:
-Agitation, headaches, insomina
-Anaphylaxis, rash, seizure activity
-Abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea
-Dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision
Agitation, headaches, insomina
Agitation, headaches, and insomina are all common side effects to paroxetine (Paxil). Additional side effects to monitor for include exacerbation of manic symptoms, seizures, tremors, nervousness, confusion, vertigo, risk of suicide, hallucinations, hypertonia, dry mouth, constipation, rectal hemorrhage and anemia.