Paxil is a SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressant.
Paxil is used to treat depression and anxiety. Paxil maintains correct levels of the chemical, serotonin, in the brain. It is also prescribed to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder.
Paxil comes in tablet form to be taken orally. The usual dosage is one tablet daily. Paxil does not have to be taken with food. It may take a couple of weeks of regular dosage before the patient reports an improvement in their condition. Do not stop using Paxil without your doctor’s permission, even if you feel better. Never increase or decrease the dosage without consulting your doctor. Patients who have been using Paxil for a long period of time may need the dosage to be gradually reduced before stopping completely. Paxil is only to be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed.
If a dose is missed, it can be taken as soon as you remember, as long as it does not clash with the next scheduled dose. In this case, rather skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.
In the early stages of dosage be cautious when driving, operating machinery or doing any potentially dangerous activity in case you have an adverse reaction to Paxil. The simultaneous use of alcohol with Paxil can cause dizziness and drowsiness.
Before taking Paxil, ensure that the doctor has a full knowledge of your medical history, including possible allergic reactions to any component of Paxil. Patients who have the following conditions may not be able to use Paxil: liver or kidney disease, seizures, mania or suicidal tendencies. In these cases, your doctor may prescribe a lower dosage. Studies on animals revealed that Paxil had adverse effects on a fetus. Paxil is excreted in breast milk so do not breastfeed while taking Paxil. If a woman falls pregnant while using Paxil, a doctor must immediately be consulted.
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