A 41-year-old member asked:
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what distinguishes paxil (paroxetine) from paxil (paroxetine) cr?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
48 years experience Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine) vs CR: Paxil (paroxetine) cr is a long acting formulation of paxil (paroxetine).
Answered on Jul 1, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Jul 2, 2020

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Sustaine release/: Paxil (paroxetine) cr is a sustained release formulation of paxil (paroxetine).
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
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Ketek: Other than added stomach upset, nausea & headaches, no other negative interactions between Paxil (paroxetine) & the antibiotic ketek.

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