Paroxetine Controlled-Release (Paxil Cr)

10 Tablets, 20 mg

Generic Name: Paroxetine Controlled-Release
Used to treat depression, OCD, anxiety disorder, and menstrual disorder
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What is the drug Paroxetine used for?

  • Paroxetine, the generic name for Paxil, is used to treat depression, OCD, anxiety disorder, and menstrual disorder.
  • Paroxetine is taken once daily with food and water.
  • Gradual dose increase of Paroxetine is recommended and full benefit may take 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Please contact doctor right away if your symptoms of depression get worse, experience sudden changes in mood, or if you are having suicidal thoughts while taking Paroxetine.

What are the most common side effects of taking Paroxetine?

  • Common side effects of Paroxetine include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, dizziness, and insomnia.

Can you drink alcohol while taking Paroxetine?

  • Yikes! No. Avoid it. Alcohol is one of the most powerful depressants people don’t know about. Drinking alcohol regularly can decrease benefit of Paroxetine. Patients taking Paroxetine should avoid drinking.

Can you lose weight on Paroxetine?

  • Paroxetine can cause a slight weight change. More study and research is needed in order to see if it causes weight gain or loss.

Is Xanax and Paroxetine the same?

  • No. Paroxetine is an antidepressant in a drug class called SSRI and Xanax is a benzodiazepine or a sedative hypnotic used to treat acute anxiety or panic attacks. Although Paroxetine can be used long term to prevent anxiety disorder, it is not used for an acute attack

Where can I find more information about Paroxetine?

  • For full medication guide go here.

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