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A 41-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine) vs CR: Paxil (paroxetine) cr is a long acting formulation of paxil (paroxetine).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Paxil vs Paxil CR: Paroxitine or Paxil is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that has been FDA approved for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Paroxetine controlled-release (Paxil CR) dissolves over 4 to 5 hour where as Paroxetine (Paxil) dissolves more quickly.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there any difference between Paxil (paroxetine) and Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Sustaine release/: Paxil (paroxetine) cr is a sustained release formulation of paxil (paroxetine).
A 44-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry 50 years experience
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.
Last updated Jul 2, 2020
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