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Paroxetine Mesylate Capsules Side Effects

Although most women tolerate paroxetine mesylate capsules well, side effects are possible. Common reactions include things like nausea, headaches, and fatigue. These side effects are typically minor and easily treated. However, you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious side effects, such as chest pain, vision changes, confusion, or thoughts of harming yourself.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Paroxetine Mesylate Capsules

As with any medicine, paroxetine mesylate capsules (Brisdelle™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with paroxetine mesylate capsules. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of paroxetine mesylate capsules are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Thoughts of suicide or of harming yourself (see Brisdelle and Suicide)
  • Any unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Breaking a bone (a bone fracture) or bone pain
  • An inability to sit or stand still, or uncomfortable feelings of inner restlessness
  • Any unusual changes in your mood, behavior, actions, or thoughts, such as:
    • New or worse depression
    • New or worse anxiety or panic attacks
    • Agitation, anger, or irritability
    • Extreme feelings of happiness or elation
    • Much more energy than usual
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Racing thoughts or ideas
    • Talking faster or more than usual
    • The urge to act on impulses
 
  • Changes in vision
  • Signs of low blood sodium (hyponatremia), such as:
    • Confusion
    • Problems concentrating
    • Memory problems
    • Headache
    • Unsteadiness or falling
    • Weakness
    • Dizziness or fainting
    • Hallucinations
    • Seizures
 
  • Signs of serotonin syndrome (a rare but dangerous problem associated with medications that affect serotonin), such as:
    • Confusion or other mental changes
    • Agitation
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • A rapid heart rate
    • High or low blood pressure
    • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real)
    • Muscle stiffness
    • Dizziness
    • Fever, sweating, or shivering
    • Incoordination
    • Twitching muscles
    • Shakiness
    • Seizures
    • Coma
 
  • Seizures
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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