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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Paxil Overview

Paroxetine, also known by the trade names Paxil and Seroxat among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It has also been used in the treatment of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause.[5] It has a similar tolerabi...

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Seraquel users please respond
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I'm on seraquel now 75 Mgs just started 5 days ago I have severe anxiety depression PTSD OCD also on paxil now 30 Mgs for 4 weeks its not helping will the seraquel help with my anxiety and symptoms of extreme fear ## Hi, Theresa! How are you things going? Seroquel is sometimes given to augment another medication that isn't quite doing its job to treat anxiety. Learn more Seroquel details here. However, the only way to know if it will work for you is to try it for a month or so and see for yourself. What works for one person doesn't always work for another. Are you also undergoing therapy? ## Seraquel also takes at least a month? Doc says therapy wouldn't help me now til I stabilize. Do you take seraquel or paxil ## YES it will! It worked for me! I was freaking out at wor...
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anyone else losing weight on paxil?
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I have started using paxil for about 3 weeks now. It seems to be working for me. I hear so many people complaing about weight gain and I was afraid this was going to happen to me. I just lost 51 lbs on weight watchers and didn't want to gain any weight back. I watch my calorie intake every day and keep a journal. But I find I am taking in less calories lately because since taking paxil I do not feel hungry like I used to.. I have lost 3 lbs in the past 3 weeks. ## Excessive eating and hunger can be caused by mental health disorders and depression. And not everyone experiences such side effects from this class of medications. Very glad to hear that it is working well for you. Paxil contains the active ingredient Paroxetine, it is an SSRI antidepressant. You can learn more about it he...
Updated 3 days ago.
can you just switch from one ssri to another or do you have to cross taper
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Can you just change from one to another or do you have to cross taper the med is paxil going to luvox ## Hello, Theresa! How are you? If you've been taking it for a long time, then a cross taper/titration is usually best and what most doctors will have you do to avoid any severe withdrawal and rebound effects. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## Took it two months before that I took lexPro two months nothing worked what do u think ## can we switch from clorocef to klavox?
Updated 14 days ago.
Switching from Paxil to Viibryd
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I am switching from Paxil to Viibryd due to weight gain from Paxil. I'm slowly decreasing Paxil while increasing viibryd, (my choice because I'm terrified of withdraw symptoms). I have been on Paxil for 10 years, coming off of it recently and going on Zoloft during pregnancy. I lost a ton of weight when I was on Zoloft, and the second I started Paxil again, I started gaining quickly. I wanted to go back on Paxil because Zoloft just wasn't controlling my anxiety well. So, here I am, on the 20 mg of Viibyrd plus a 5 mg of Paxil a day. Starting 40 mg of viibryd tomorrow and stopping Paxil. I am noticing that if I don't take the viibryd right at 24 hours since the last dose, I am so anxious! It's almost immediate. Does this drug have no half life? Being an anxious, ocd p...
Updated 1 month ago.
Someone tell me if this going to end. Paxil Withdrawal.
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Hello! When I was a teenager, around 15 years old I started experienced Body Dysmorphic Disorder and depression. My parents took me to a psychologist an a psychiatrist and they put me on Paxil 20mg. At 24 I was doing ok and I decided to stop taking it. I started lowering the dose 5mg by 5 till I stopped. I was happy cause the withdrawal symptoms were not as bad as I thought they were gonna be. The first weeks I experienced the brain zaps, nausea and headaches but I was prepared. After 2 months I was almost fine and I was proud I was out of it but boom...I'm on my 5th month without paxil and everything came back. I feel very anxious. I wake up in every single day with upset stomach and diarrhea, I'm loosing weight. I feel I'm worthless and nothing seems fun to me anymore. My ...
Updated 5 months ago.
getting off paxil
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I been on paxil 5 mg for like 2 weeks well really a week and the 2 week I Started taking it every other day for 3 days then I stop was that the right thing to do ## Hello, Chris! How are you? Actually, after just a week, tapering usually isn't necessary. How are feeling? Did you experience any adverse effects? The FDA classifies this medication as an SSRI antidepressant and lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain. ## Verwon hey hi are you and thanks for asking I am okay I just wanted to know if I did the right thing all I have experience for right now is Alot of sweating at night and my head fill Heavy at times well not such heavy but like a lil headache are something how long will it take for it to completely out m...
Updated 8 months ago.
Anyone take Paxil and gained weight?
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Started Paxil about 2 months ago and I have quickly gained 20 pounds. I can't stop eating, constantly crave sweets (as I'm eating a package of s'mores Pop Tarts). Paxil is helping me so much though, I can't decide if I should be happy (but unhappy with my body), calm, and chubby (possibly bordering on fat soon) ... or listless, socially anxious, and skinny.... just seeing if anyone else has a similar experience ## Hello, Vincent! How are you? Paxil is classified by the FDA as an SSRI and most of them are very well known to cause weight gain in people that take them. My ex-husband had the same problem, it was the only one that consistently worked for him, but it caused a lot of weight gain. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth....
Updated 8 months ago.
paxil, epleptin and tydamine for depression
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paxil 40, epleptin 100 mg and tydamine 25 mg for depression. Using paxil for 4 months now. The other 2 for 2 months. It looks as if it is not working properly. was better before the last 2 medicines was added. My daughter has like a social phobia. it is as if her condition is worse now. Can you suggest something else. She is 19 years old. Went to University at the beginning of 2013 but to study BSc Mathematical Science but couldn't finish because of the depression. ## My sister was on Tydamine and now suddenly it is not available anywhere in South Africa. How irresponsible the manufacturers are to do this to people. Do they not know how dangerous it is to just stop with no supply. What the hell do we do now!
Updated 8 months ago.
paxil and vissual disturbance
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Hi I recently started paxil again after 2 years due to having very severe anxiety attacks. I have now been on paxil for 4 weeks and am starting to have very bad vissual snow. My vission is very hazy specially in the dark looks almost like camera noise. Now I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this whilst starting up paxil will it fade with time or is it here to stay ? I've been on.paxil twice in.the past and have never had this side effect ## Hello, Rommy! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Yes, Paxil can cause vision issues, as listed among the side effects provided by the FDA. Even if you've never experienced them before, our bodies do change with time, so it's always possible to experience new side effects to a medication...
Updated 8 months ago.
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white oblong pill ## I have se vere arthritis and osteo arthritis; what is paquil ## Hi sandra stewart, I can't find any information on a medication by the name "Paquil" - Are you referring to "Paxil" perhaps? If so, Paxil (Paroxetine) is actually an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Although it is not usually prescribed for arthritis some studies have shown that this medication may be able to help with arthritis pain- very likely due to the fact that it decreases anxiety which may help with pain sensations. However, I have also read that Paxil can even cause Arthritis or joint pains so it seems as if the studies aren't that thorough at this point and time. Note: All thoughts and opinions expressed are based on my ...
Updated 9 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.

NDC Database Records for Paxil: (13 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 16590-514 Paxil CR (As Paroxetine Hydrochloride) 12.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-159 Paxil CR (As Paroxetine Hydrochloride) 12.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-160 Paxil CR (As Paroxetine Hydrochloride) 25 mg Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 54868-2976 Paxil 20 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-3526 Paxil 30 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 60505-0402 Paxil 10 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Apotex Corp
  • 60505-3663 Paxil 10 mg Oral Tablet by Apotex Corp
  • 60505-3664 Paxil 20 mg Oral Tablet by Apotex Corp
  • 60505-3665 Paxil 30 mg Oral Tablet by Apotex Corp
  • 60505-3666 Paxil 40 mg Oral Tablet by Apotex Corp
  • 60505-3668 Paxil CR (As Paroxetine Hydrochloride) 12.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Apotex Corp
  • 60505-3669 Paxil CR (As Paroxetine Hydrochloride) 25 mg Extended Release Tablet by Apotex Corp
  • 60505-3670 Paxil CR (As Paroxetine Hydrochloride) 37.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Apotex Corp

Other drugs which contain Paroxetine or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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