Generic Paxil (Paroxetine) is a newer class of antidepressant medication known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). Generic Paxil is an effective SSRI antidepressant treatment, the first to be formally approved for panic attacks!
Paxil also marketed as:
Paroxetine, Pexep CR, Pexeva.
*Paxil® is a registred trademark of GlaxoSmithKline.
Generic Paxil is used to treat the symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia/social anxiety disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Take Generic Paxil orally usually once daily in the morning, with or without food; or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. It is important to continue taking Generic Paxil as prescribed even if you feel well. Also, do not stop taking Paroxetine without first consulting your doctor. It may take up to several weeks before the full benefit of Generic Paxil takes effect.
Side effects include:
Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: loss of appetite,
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: fainting,
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Inform your doctor of your medical history, especially of: liver problems, kidney problems, seizures, heart problems, other mental/mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder), thyroid problems, any allergies. Generic Paxil may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. The elderly should take caution when using this product, because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. Paroxetine should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Paroxetine passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Generic Paxil is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Certain medications taken with this product could result in serious, even fatal, drug interactions. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) within 2 weeks, and avoid taking thioridazine within 5 weeks, before or after treatment with Paroxetine. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for additional information.
Generic Paxil is not recommended for use with: weight loss drugs (e.g., sibutramine, phentermine), thioridazine, terfenadine, astemizole. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: other SSRI antidepressants (e.g., citalopram, fluoxetine), nefazodone, trazodone, tramadol, venlafaxine, "triptan" migraine drugs (e.g., sumatriptan, zolmitriptan), tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, nortriptyline), cimetidine, digoxin, flecainide, propafenone, clozapine, lithium, tryptophan, "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), theophylline, herbal/natural products (e.g., melatonin, ayahuasca, St John's wort).
Tell your doctor if you take any drugs that cause drowsiness such as: medicine for sleep, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti- anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), muscle relaxants, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine). Report other drugs which affect the heart rhythm (QTc prolongation), such as: dofetilide, pimozide, sotalol, quinidine, procainamide, sparfloxacin, "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide).
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.