|Typical Brand Names:
||Paxil, Paxil CR
Paroxetine (pa-ROX-uh-teen) is used to treat mental depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Paroxetine belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medicines are thought to work by increasing the activity of the chemical serotonin in the brain.
|Paxil CR 12.5 mg - 30 Tabs
|Paxil CR 25 mg - 30 Tabs
|Paxil CR 37.5 mg - 30 Tabs
|Paxil CR 12.5 mg - 90 Tabs
|Paxil CR 25 mg - 90 Tabs
|Paxil CR 37.5 mg - 90 Tabs
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Paxil CR Directions To Use
Paxil CR may be taken once a day - either in the morning or the evening - with or without food. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best time of day for you. Paxil CR should not be chewed or crushed; it should be swallowed whole. The recommended starting dose of Paxil CR for depression is 25 mg/day. Your doctor may make dose increases up to 62.5 mg/day if needed. The recommended starting dose of Paxil CR for panic disorder is 12.5 mg/day. Your doctor may make dose increases up to 75 mg/day if needed. For elderly patients and patients with kidney or liver problems, the recommended starting dose of Paxil CR is 12.5 mg/day. Your doctor may make dose increases up to 50 mg/day if needed. Always consult your doctor before making changes to your medication.
Paxil CR Warnings and Side Effects
Before taking Paxil, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, seizures or epilepsy, or a manic disorder or suicidal thoughts. You may not be able to take Paxil, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above. Paxil is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Paxil without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. Paxil passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take Paxil without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Paxil and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); an irregular heartbeat or pulse; low blood pressure (dizziness, weakness); high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision); unusual bleeding or bruising; or fever or chills. Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Paxil and talk to your doctor if you experience headache; tremor, nervousness, or anxiety; nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, or changes in appetite or weight; sleepiness or insomnia; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Paxil CR Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Paxil CR Storage
Store at controlled room temperature between 20-25°C (68-77°F).
Paxil CR Overdose
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a Paxil overdose include nausea, vomiting, tremor, seizures, agitation, drowsiness, hyperactivity, and enlarged pupils.
Paxil CR More Information
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Paxil may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness or dizziness while taking Paxil.
Paxil CR Disclaimer
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