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A 31-year-old member asked:

what is the larges dose of paxil (paroxetine) prescribed?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
60 mg: The maximum dose approved by the fda, i.e. "on label" is 60 mg daily. This is the maximum dosing for obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia. The actual maximum dose for you, would be based upon a clinical decision between yourself and your prescribing physician and is not limited by fda regulation recommendations.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry 49 years experience
At times larger doses are used, although not FDA approved. This is considered an off-label use of a medication
Aug 20, 2012
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine): Depends on the age & the condition being treated. Usually not exceed 60mg. of the Paxil (paroxetine) & 62.5mg. of the Paxil (paroxetine)-CR.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Can using Paxil (paroxetine) cause melanosis coli?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Melanosis coli is seen on colonoscopy. It describes the appearance of the colon in patients who have been abusing anthraquinone laxatives. These laxatives stain the wall of the colon after weeks of abuse.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

How do you know when you don't need to take the Paxil (paroxetine) pill no more?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Under doctors advice: Paxil (paroxetine) is an effective antidepressant medication. When no longer depressed, and when utilizing another treatment method (counseling, exercise, meditation, self help reading, etc.), and having taken the Paxil (paroxetine) for at least 4 months, and no major holidays or anniversaries of significant or traumatic events are approaching and you have your doctor's permission and supervision, it is ok to taper off.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

I get constant headaches that don't seem to go away. I stopped taking my Paxil (paroxetine) prescription about 3 weeks ago could this be the cause of my headaches?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Rapid withdrawl paxi: Yes, that is a possibility. Stopping Paxil (paroxetine) and other anti-depressants suddenly can cause a great many symptoms, and headache is one of them. You should call your doctor who prescribed this medication and discuss your current problem.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of taking Paxil (paroxetine) for hot falshes?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Weight gain: Ssri's like Paxil (paroxetine) can cause weight gain, dizziness, toouch or too little sleep, among other side effects.
A member asked:

Is it safe to stop taking Paxil (paroxetine) after using it for 10 years?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Possibly yes: Although not an addictive substance like a narcotic, suddenly stopping a drug like Paxil (paroxetine) after long term use can cause problems. It is best to discuss this with your doctor and work out a schedule to withdraw the medication gradually from your body. This will avoid sudden reoccurance of symptoms for which the medication was given in the first place.

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