Paxil and Kidneys
Paxil and kidneys risk can occur in patients who have a prior medical history of kidney problems or in those patients who overdose on Paxil. Paxil is a prescription drug used to treat a variety of emotional problems including depression, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, pain disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder.
Since Paxil was approved by the FDA in 1993 it has been prescribed to treat these conditions more than 70 million times. GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturers of Paxil, receive approximately three billion dollars in revenue from this prescription drug every year. Paxil has been the subject of scrutiny in recent years, as reports of Paxil and kidneys and liver damage, severe side effects and acute withdrawal symptoms have been associated with taking this drug.
Official drug labeling warns about the risks associated with Paxil and kidneys. Paxil may not be appropriate for patients with a history of kidney or liver problems. Patients who do have a history of these problems should discuss the potential risks associated with taking Paxil and kidneys functioning with their doctor prior to commencing treatment. According to Paxil literature, people who are taking Paxil and kidneys problems are known should be prescribed a lower dosage and should be carefully monitored at all times during treatment for any changes in kidney function.
The association between Paxil and kidneys has also been established in cases of Paxil overdose. There have been almost 500 reports of deliberate or accidental Paxil overdose reported. In some cases Paxil overdose has proved fatal, in others it has significantly compromised the physical integrity of the overdose patient. Paxil and kidneys have been linked as some reports have shown that a Paxil overdose can cause acute renal failure.
Acute renal or kidney failure is the sudden loss of the kidney's ability to perform vital functions in the body. The major functions of the kidneys include excreting wastes, concentrating urine, and conserving electrolytes which are necessary for cell vitality, water and blood regulation, and muscle functioning. Symptoms of acute renal failure can include decreased urination, tissue swelling and fluid retention, alterations in mental or cognitive status, seizures, nausea and vomiting, tremors, a variety of other symptoms.
The association between Paxil and kidneys damage exists when patients have a prior history of kidney or liver problems or when Paxil overdose occurs. In both cases, kidney functioning should be closely monitored to ensure that kidney health is not further compromised. In addition to problems with Paxil and kidneys, there are a variety of other health problems that can occur when taking or discontinuing this medication. If you are taking Paxil or have just stopped taking Paxil and you experience any adverse health symptoms, you may wish to contact your doctor as soon as possible.
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