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Active Ingredient(s): Paroxetine
FDA Approved: December 29, 1992
Category: Antidepressant

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Paroxetine (also known by the trade name Paxil among others) is an antidepressant drug of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type. Paroxetine is used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and vasomotor symptoms (e.g. hot flashes and night sweats) associated with menopause[5][6] in adult outpatients. Marketing of the drug began in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company Smi...

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chronic fatigue med
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I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Have suffered with both for years. There are times when I don't have enough energy to get out of bed for days. Plus,sleep for 24 to 36 hrs straight. Only to go to bathroom then back to sleep. I have no quality of life. Used to travel for my career and never stopped. This doing nothing is not me. My family and friends don't understand why I am not up and about as I used to be. My FIBRO pain is mostly under control, but nothing I have tried has controlled my chronic fatigue. Biochemic cell salts is working for the FIBRO. Any suggestions? Willing to try anything. Am now looking at natural meds. Several are available but don't know what is best. Very confused. Almost missed my mothers funeral. Sad situation. People need me and I am lettin...
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Just started paxil again after a year of not being on it
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I have suffered panic anxiety my whole life the last year I thought I could control it with just the lorazapam. But not. So I am back trying to get through the side effects It been its been 5 days and I am on about 2mgs a day I am very sensitive as long as I keep lorazapam on board the side effects are not so bad. But if I get the least bit anxious as the lorazapam weres off i will sometimes get this burning feeling all through my body and if freaks me out wonder the WTH now but it does pass just annoying and tiring trying to control that panic all the time just want to know if this is normal. Oh and one other side effect if my skin becomes very sensitive and welts up
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New to Paxil
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I just started taking Paxil two days ago. As of this moment I feel sick and depressed. I started taking Paxil after two weeks of Effexor made my symptoms much worse. I feel like I'm hanging onto my sanity by a thread. All these brief ups and and never ending downs are just too much to deal with on a daily basis. Please Paxil work your magic!! ## Hello, Ed! How are you? Unfortunately, many antidepressants can cause a temporary worsening of symptoms for a few weeks, before things change and your symptoms start to improve. I take one for PMS/perimenopausal irritability and overtime we adjust the dosage, I just tend to expect it for about 3 weeks, before I see an improvement. The FDA lists Paxil as being an SSRI antidepressant and its typical side effects are listed as possibly includin...
Updated 2 days ago.
Quit Paxil now starting it up
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Hi, I'm a 31 y/o male and in March of 2014 I began to think that I had cancer. Specifically a brain tumor. Well after a couple of trips to the ER I was recommended to a psych dr. My dr said that due to my father and sister having anxiety problems I probably have general anxiety disorder. I was prescribed 20mg of Paxil and 1mg of Ativan to help with first couple weeks while my body gets adjusted to the Paxil. The Paxil worked wonderful, in fact it worked so well I decided to get off the drug cold turkey while my wife and I tried to have a baby. My wife is going after being off it for 4/5 weeks I began to have terrible anxiety again. I began to project the worse possible scenarios. I did not want to harm myself or anyone else but I was afraid that it could turn into that. You read all...
Updated 4 days ago.
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I have been on VIIBRYID for two months and no help. Was on paxil over ten years but was on 60 mg for two years before switching. Reason for switching was due to post postpartum depression after my third child. I want to go back on paxil because it works for me but I would like some feedback on stopping and starting. I was tapered on paxil while tapering on to VIIBRYID but would there be a problem if I took 60 mg of paxil and just stop the 40 mg of VIIBRYID?? I have a Dr appointment tomorrow but just want others opinions.
Updated 8 days ago.
Increasing tiredness from low dose of Paxil
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I started out on a VERY low dose of Paxil 1.5mg for 7 days and today is day 9 and have been on 2.25mg for 2 days. I am finding I could sleep all day and can't function- anyone else experience this and will it slowly taper off???? ## Hello, MK! How are you feeling? Yes, that is listed by the FDA as a possible side effect of SSRI antidepressants. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. It should taper off, but not until you are on one steady dose for awhile, so your body can get used to it. As long as you are gradually titrating up, you'll likely continue to experience this. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Unfortunately when I gradually got up to 10 mg I had bad side effects of a burning sensation through my whole body, sweats ...
Updated 21 days ago.
anxiety and depression
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I just got out of Dover Behavior health for a nervous meltdown I was prescribed Paxil & xanax what scares me is the other medications I'm on which are percocet 10mg no Tylenol & oxycontin 40mg. I went today to pain management and they had received my record's for Dover. I told my Dr my fears and she said that my fears were just my anxiety and I had no need for worrying. I just think that's a lot of medications. am I just over reacting or are my fears valid? I need somebody to tell me what they think. {edited for privacy} ## Hello, Susan! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the hospitalization. However, your doctor is correct, as long as they aren't causing you any bad symptoms, then there is no reason to worry. Many people take far more medications in a d...
Updated 3 months ago.
How do I raise me paxil intake
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So I was taking 30mg and over the past few months since June I believe I went from 30mg to 2.5mg because I didn't being tired and basicly feeling like a zombie. But now I'm at 2.5mg its like I'm taking nothing my anxiety it sky high again and my OCD is going to drive me insane. My Dr made me go from 10- 20 then 20 to 30. So can I go from 2.5 to 10mg. I think 10 would help me a lot. Then in a month I go back to 20 if 10 don't help. So is this safe.
Updated 4 months ago.
ex girlfriend on Redotex,Paxil and thyroid pills
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I used to date a girl who started taking Redotex after stopping for a while. 2 weeks after that she wanted to combine it with Paxil, which is an antidepressant. On top of that she was already taking pills for thyroid problems. She used to say that if she didn't take the thyroid pills she would feel very tired. She would burst in tears out of nothing due to a side effect of Paxil. I'm still worried about her and I suggested her to excercise, however she refused. She would also get anxiety attacks. My question is: what behavior should we expect from someone who has been doing this for years? How is she going to be affected in a long term usage? What other side effects should we expect from the combination of Redotex, Paxil and thyroid pills? Thanks for your help.
Updated 8 months ago.
how long does it take paxil to work
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I'm switching from zoloft to paxil. I was feeling very bad on zoloft. I'm still on zoloft as my psychiatrist is tapering me off of it by having me cut from 100 to 50 mg for 14 days and then that's it. I've been on the paxil for three days. How long will it take for the paxil to start overcoming the bad side effects and withdrawal of zoloft? ## Hello, Keithman! How are you? About 2 to 3 weeks and perhaps a month, before it reaches its full efficacy level in your body. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Its probably too late but it has become more apparent that Paxil can be problematic for alot. Includimg myself. I have been on it for 2 months and I started on 20mg and after a week I was to u...
Updated 10 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 7.5mg
  • Suspension: 10mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 50mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 25mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 12.5mg, 25mg, 37.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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