Compare Paxil vs. Klonopin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Paxil (paroxetine) is effective for treating depression and anxiety, but causes more unwanted side-effects than other medicines that work like it.
Klonopin (Clonazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety, and to treat seizures. Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs.
- Available in a cheaper, generic form.
- Is convenient and can take once a day.
- Effective at relieving short-term anxiety and sleeplessness.
- Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks).
- Can be used alone or with other medicines to treat seizures.
- Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to other benzodiazepines.
- More likely to decrease your sexual appetite and delay or prevent ejaculation than other antidepressants.
- Like most antidepressants, Paxil (paroxetine) has a high risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior when used in children and adolescents.
- May not be appropriate for you if you are elderly or suffer from dementia.
- Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
- Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
- Most people find that it gets less effective over time.
- Panic disorder
- Extended release pill
- Dissolving tablet
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- Abnormal ejaculation28%
- Difficulty sleeping21%
- Decreased sexual appetite12%
- Dry mouth9%
- Upper Respiratory Tract Infection8%
- Coordination Abnormal6%
- Memory Disturbance4%
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Age 24 years or younger
- High levels of serotonin (Serotonin Syndrome)
Using other medications that affect serotonin levels
Stopping Paxil (paroxetine) suddenly
- Increased bleeding risk
Taking other blood-thinning drugs
- Tolerance and dependence
Taking more than the prescribed dose
...and 2 more risk factors
- Driving impairment
...and 1 more risk factors