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A 35-year-old male asked:

is there any benefit over paxil (paroxetine) cr over the regular paxil (paroxetine)? why would one prescribe one over the other? just courious.

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Side-effects: Paxil (paroxetine) cr has no advantage over regular Paxil (paroxetine) in terms of effectiveness. For most patients there is no advantage at all. However, some patients might find Paxil (paroxetine) effective, but have side-effects that appear to be related to peak levels of the medication. In that circumstance, Paxil (paroxetine) cr may be helpful.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What distinguishes Paxil (paroxetine) from Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Paxil (paroxetine) vs CR: Paxil (paroxetine) cr is a long acting formulation of paxil (paroxetine).
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is it like to quit using Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Stopping Paxil (paroxetine): Stopping Paxil (paroxetine) abruptly can cause a discontinuation syndrome with multiple physical symptoms and increase chance of relapse. Suggest consulting with treating physician prior to attempting to stop medication.
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Is there any difference between Paxil (paroxetine) and Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Sustaine release/: Paxil (paroxetine) cr is a sustained release formulation of paxil (paroxetine).
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can a 90 year old take Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

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Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Maybe: They might be able to take it, but Paxil (paroxetine) is the most sedating of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) in general so even if i thought a medication like it was needed i would almost certainly not pick paxil (paroxetine).
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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It has a lot of drug interactions and also has anticholinergic effects which can be undesirable in the elderly
Sep 25, 2013
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A 48-year-old male asked:

What is the defrenc btween Paxil (paroxetine) and Paxil (paroxetine) cr do Paxil (paroxetine) cr less sexual side effects then Paxil (paroxetine) ir?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Not much difference: There is really not much difference in the two preparations. Both are the same chemical that have same side effects and action on sexual dysfunction.

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