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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Paxil CR and Perphenazine
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i am taking one in the day and one in the night dont feel good and confused and sick with diarrhea and constipation ## I too got diarrhea and very c on fused taking perphenazine 16mg at nite for depression I don't understand how it can help with depression if you take it at nite anyone have a aanswer to this. I also take it with 1200 mg gabapentin 300mg 2x daily 600mg at nite time I wake up shaky in the morning since I started on the perphenazine. Wishing you luck with your meds loretta
Updated 18 minutes ago.
Weaning/tapering off paxil
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I've been on 20mg Paxil/aropax (one per day) for 20 months now after suffering from bad anxiety and panic attacks. I've recently decided to come off it as I'm feeling really well. I went as saw my doctor who told me to lower my dosage to 10mg per day for a month then reassess after that. It's been 5 days and the withdrawals are horrible. I'm getting bad brains caps, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, insomnia. Do you think im lowering the dosage too quickly? And how long do the withdrawals usually last? Thanks. ## Hello, Joey! How are you? Yes, that is a rather big drop in the dosage, in most cases in the U.S., it would done more gradually, such as dropping to 15mgs for awhile, then to 10mgs and so on. It may take 4 to 6 weeks for the withdrawals to fully go away and, as li...
Updated 1 month ago.
Paxil & Trazodone together?
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I have been on Paxil for anxiety for about 6 months, I was having trouble sleeping so my Dr added Trazodone 50mg 1 an hour before bedtime. Just wondering if anyone has been on the two together, and is it safe, since Traodone is also an antidepressant, I have to say I actually feel even better now, than when I was just taking the Paxil. I have been taking the Trazodone for about a month now. ## Hi Sandie, Hopefully your doctor was aware of this before adding the Trazodone, but according to various drug interaction checkers, combining these two medications may increase your risk of developing a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Symptoms associated with serotonin syndrome that you may want to watch out for, can include the following: Confusion, hallucination, blurred vi...
Updated 2 months ago.
forgot paxil can i sub prozac
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Left my paxil at home and I'm on trip. Can I take my wives prozac for a few days or just skip my antidepressant altogether? ## Hello, Chrissy! How are you? It would be best to check with your doctor, because the doses differ from one to the other, even though they are in the same class of medications. If you skip it for the duration of your trip, you may experience withdrawal effects, that may include nausea, diarrhea, rebound depression and anxiety. What dosages do you each take?
Updated 2 months ago.
is paxil a narcotic drug
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Have been on Paxil 10mg for 5yrs and new (past year) Dr told me that even though I just had bloodwork, they cannot refill until I see Dr again. I have seen this Dr 5 times in past year for other things. I have 5 doses left but Dr can't see me for almost 30 days. I know I am not supposed to stop taking Paxil suddenly. Dr says it is a controlled substance, so I looked it up and that is a flat out lie. I am on Medi-cal past year due to acworkers comp injury, but surgeries are finished and I am only on my regular thyroid, high blood pressure meds and Paxil. Can Dr lie about Paxil and withold it, for 30 days knowing that it is a drug u shouldn't abruptly stop? I am pretty miffed as I suffer depression and social anxiety ## The doctor can set his/her own policy on how often you need t...
Updated 3 months ago.
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...
Updated 4 months ago.
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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 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.

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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