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10 Nov 2008

Deparoc - Paroxatine
My GP has prescribed the above for Mild to Moderate Depression - He said to see him again in 2 weeks time.

Ive taken 3 (20mg) tablets over the last 3 days and I feel terrible. Im tired, Im nauseous and my head feels fuzzy.

Initially I took it in the morning as prescribed but I need to work so switched to the following evening (ie I didnt take two in 24 hours!). But I still feel the same side effects.

The doctor said there would likely to be side effects but this feels too weird for me. Will they go away? I cant be like this for 2 weeks?
Answer 3,604 views

01 Jan 0001

With ALL meds, the side-effects are the most annoying in the first week or so, as one's body gets used to the drug. This antidepressant belongs to a family of these drugs which can be very effective, but which can at first cause some mild nausea and a fuzzy head. The side-effects ought to fade and go away in the nexrt week or two. And generally, taking them at night should mean thatb the side-effects would be worst during the hours that you are asleep, which may help.
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