After analyzing the data collected from about 15,000 patients, the FDA has written a letter to doctors and patients of newly discovered links between antidepressant PAXIL and an increased risk of suicides. The latest data revealed that 11 young patients (late teens to thirties) had attempted suicide after taking the drug. Paxil
is one of the Serontin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs, like Prozac and Zoloft which have been associated with negative side effects. The new labels read: “If you or a loved one are currently taking Paxil or another SSRI drug and are concerned about possible side effects, you should talk to your doctor to determine the best course of action.”
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