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What Doctors Should Tell You About Paxil

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By: Nick Johnson

You have been feeling depressed lately. You are not sleeping well and you are having a lot of headaches and stomach aches due to your feelings of sadness, stress, and anxiety. So, you go to your doctor and he tells you that you are showing signs of depression, so he writes you a prescription for Paxil. He tells you that it is an antidepressant medication and that there could be some side effects such as nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and mood swings. He also tells you that if you experience any of these symptoms to contact him and that is all he says. You get up and leave thinking that the Paxil that has just been prescribed to you is going to make you feel better. Sadly, this is the case for most patients who are prescribed Paxil. What many of these patients don't know is the truth behind Paxil. If they knew, they would probably feel even more depressed.

There are several things about Paxil that doctors rarely tell patients. This information is so vital that it could actually be a matter of life and death. Doctors do not usually tell their patients that the Paxil medicine they are prescribing is not approved for certain uses by the FDA, and that it has been the focus of more than five thousand lawsuits around the United States because of the lack of information that was given to patients about possible side effects, and it caused them harm, injury, or even death.

When prescribing Paxil, doctors should let the patients know about these lawsuits and the reason why they feel that Paxil is the best antidepressant medication for your particular condition. There are several other options to antidepressant medications which are not the focus of various lawsuits and you should be told about their availability. Doctors should also warn patients of all of the possible Paxil side effects and if they are at risk to possibly experience the side effects. Besides the Paxil side effects, the doctors should tell their patients that Paxil is known to be a very addicting medication and that if the patient begins to take it that they may feel withdrawal symptoms from stopping the medication.

Patients have a right to know all the facts about the medication that they are receiving from their doctor. You should not be afraid to ask questions about the Paxil and its side effects and the doctor should not hesitate to inform you properly of all of the precautions and situations that are related to the Paxil.

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About the Contributor

Nick Johnson is lead counsel with Johnson Law Group. Johnson represents plaintiffs in many states and focuses on injury cases involving Fen-Phen and PPH, Paxil, Mesothelioma and Nursing Home Abuse. Call 1-888-311-5522 today or visit http://www.johnsonlawgroup.com for a free case evaluation.

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