Compare Paxil vs. nefazodone
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.
Serzone (nefazodone) is usually used with other medicines to treat depression, but it is more likely to cause liver damage.
- Available in a cheaper, generic form.
- Is convenient and can take once a day.
- Serzone (nefazodone) is a good choice to take with other medicines for depression if they haven't worked by themselves.
- Serzone (nefazodone) is available in generic.
- 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.
- While Serzone (nefazodone) is available as a generic, it's not considered a first or second choice medicine for depression because it is more likely to cause liver damage than other similar medicines.
- Serzone (nefazodone) is usually taken 2 times a day; the first choice medicines are only taken 1 time a day.
- It can take up to 3 months before you notice the full effects of Serzone (nefazodone).
- Compared to other similar medicines, Serzone (nefazodone) has a lot of interactions with other drugs, so your doctor might have to adjust the doses of your other medicines.
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- Abnormal ejaculation28%
- Difficulty sleeping21%
- Decreased sexual appetite12%
- Dry mouth9%
- Dry mouth25%
- Trouble sleeping11%
- 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
- Higher risk of suicide
People under age 24
- Low blood pressure
Taking medicine for high blood pressure
History of seizures
- Lower heart rate
History of heart attack or heart disease
...and 1 more risk factors