Consumers across the country suffering from depression, panic disorder, or social anxiety disorder, claim they suffered severe withdrawal symptoms after taking the anti-depressant drug, Paxil.
These consumers also allege that the drug "is more addictive" and "has a greater tendency to induce physical and physiological dependency" than other similar drugs.
Paxil's withdrawal side effects include: dizziness, electric shock sensations, tinnitus, abnormal dreams, agitation, anxiety, nausea, sweating, mood fluctuations, headache, fatigue, nervousness and sleep disturbances.
Paxil, known as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), is used by millions of people worldwide and generates more than $1 billion USD in annual sales. Paxil has been in the news previously for risks of birth defects and risks of suicidal behavior and increased violence in children and adolescents.