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Paroxetine

PAROXETINE is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of paroxetine is around $4.00, 88% off the average retail price of $34.51. Compare SSRIs.
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What is Paxil?

Improves mood and anxiety. Paxil (paroxetine) is effective for treating depression and anxiety, but causes more unwanted side-effects than other medicines that work like it.

Paxil Quick Facts
  • Paxil requires a prescription.
  • Drug Class is SSRIs.

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor to benefit your condition as much as possible. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Paroxetine may be taken with or without food.

You may have to take paroxetine for a month or longer before you begin to feel better.

If you are taking the oral suspension, shake the bottle well before measuring each dose. Use a small measuring cup or a measuring spoon to measure each dose. The teaspoons and tablespoons that are used for serving and eating food do not measure exact amounts.

Swallow the tablet or extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.

Use only the brand of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. Different brands may not work the same way.

Paxil side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Abnormal ejaculation28%
  • Nausea25%
  • Weakness22%
  • Drowsiness22%
  • Difficulty sleeping21%
  • Decreased sexual appetite12%
  • Dizziness11%
  • Sweating9%
  • Dry mouth9%
  • Diarrhea9%
  • Tremor9%
  • Female genital disorder9%
  • Decreased appetite8%
  • Nervousness8%
  • Constipation5%
  • Anxiety5%
  • Yawning5%
  • Painful period5%
  • Impotence5%
  • Indigestion4%
  • Gas4%
  • Muscle pain4%
  • Impaired concentration4%
  • Throat inflammation4%
  • Abnormal vision4%
  • Trauma3%
  • Agitation3%
  • Vomiting2%
  • Muscle twitching2%
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are when taking Paxil for Anxiety
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Chills
  • Widening of blood vessels
  • Fast heart beat
  • Rash
  • Increased appetite
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Depersonalization
  • Memory loss
  • Stuffy nose
  • Change in taste
  • Changes in urinary frequency
  • Difficulty with urination
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Serious Side Effects

  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
      Higher risk if:
    • Age 24 years or younger

    Paxil (paroxetine) may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior, especially if used in children or adolescents. Watch for worsening depression or any changes in your mood or behavior. Report anything concerning to your doctor immediately. Paxil (paroxetine) is not approved for use in children younger than age 18.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • High levels of serotonin (Serotonin Syndrome)
      Higher risk if:
    • Using other medications that affect serotonin levels

    Serotonin syndrome is a rare, but life-threatening condition caused by high levels of serotonin. Your risk for this condition increases when you take Paxil (paroxetine) along with specific medicines such as other anti-depressants, lithium, triptans, or St. John's wort. Symptoms include fast heart rate, sweating, muscle stiffness or spasms, fever, and confusion. Get medical attention right away if you have symptoms.

  • Withdrawal
      Higher risk if:
    • Stopping Paxil (paroxetine) suddenly

    Stopping Paxil (paroxetine) suddenly may cause symptoms of withdrawal such as nausea, anxiety, agitation, and dizziness. This usually occurs within 3 days of stopping the medication. Consult your doctor before stopping Paxil (paroxetine).

  • Increased bleeding risk
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking other blood-thinning drugs

    Paxil (paroxetine) can increase the risk of bleeding or bruising if you're also taking pain relievers like ibuprofen or blood thinners like aspirin or warfarin. Tell your doctor about bruising that doesn't improve, black stools, pink or red urine, or other unusual bleeding.

  • Sexual dysfunction

    Paxil (paroxetine) can lower your sex drive or make it difficult to have an orgasm. If the problem persists after the first 2 to 3 months, talk to your doctor about alternatives.

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Additional Information about Paxil side effects
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Paxil interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Additional Information about Paxil interactions and warnings

Paxil dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (capsules):
    • For moderate to severe hot flashes caused by menopause:
      • Adults—7.5 milligrams (mg) once a day, at bedtime.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.
  • For oral dosage form (suspension):
    • For depression:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) (10 milliliters [mL]) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg (25 mL) per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg (5 mL) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg (20 mL) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For generalized anxiety disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) (10 milliliters [mL]) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg (25 mL) per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg (5 mL) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg (20 mL) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For obsessive-compulsive disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) (10 milliliters [mL]) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 60 mg (30 mL) per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg (5 mL) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg (20 mL) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For panic disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 10 milligrams (mg) (5 milliliters [mL]) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 60 mg (30 mL) per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg (5 mL) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg (20 mL) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For posttraumatic stress disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) (10 milliliters [mL]) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg (25 mL) per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg (5 mL) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 40 mg (20 mL) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For social anxiety disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) (10 milliliters [mL]) once a day, usually taken in the morning.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg (5 mL) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 20 mg (10 mL) per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For depression:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For generalized anxiety disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 40 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For obsessive-compulsive disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 60 mg per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For panic disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 10 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 60 mg per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For posttraumatic stress disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 50 mg per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 40 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For social anxiety disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 20 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning.
      • Older adults—At first, 10 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
  • For oral dosage form (extended-release tablets):
    • For depression:
      • Adults—At first, 25 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 62.5 mg per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 12.5 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For panic disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 12.5 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose usually is not more than 75 mg per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 12.5 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 50 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For premenstrual dysphoric disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 12.5 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 25 mg per day.
      • Older adults and children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For social anxiety disorder:
      • Adults—At first, 12.5 milligrams (mg) once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 37.5 mg per day.
      • Older adults—At first, 12.5 mg once a day, usually taken in the morning. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 37.5 mg per day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Paxil reviews

3.4 / 5 average rating with 694 reviews for Paxil from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Paxil from Iodine.com

30 year old woman
  • Used for a month or so
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed paroxetine on 3/7/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked so-so
Take at night increased my desire to rest
57 year old woman
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed paroxetine on 3/7/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Some hassle
Don't like how it made me gain weight, but I've never slept better and it works for the hot flashes/anxiety.
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