A member asked:

Have been taking 10 mg of paxil (paroxetine) for about 6 months for anxiety. seems to have stopped helping as well. is it ok to take 20 mg?

8 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Bassam Amawi answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

10 mg Paxil (paroxetine) ?: Yes , but u need to discuss it with u prescriber , since like all antidepressant it can have side effect.

Answered 4/30/2016


Dr. Charles Barnhart answered

Specializes in

Probably: This is a decision you should only make after letting you doctor know. Paxil (paroxetine) can have what we call 'poop out' effect. That usually means increasing the dose, but you need to make that decision in conjunction with your doctor.

Answered 1/5/2015


Dr. Jonathan Shedler answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Not good treatment: The issue is not just the correct dosage. The larger issue is that medication alone is not optimal treatment for anxiety. Psychotherapy is effective treatment for anxiety, and will help you understand and address the causes of the anxiety (not just the symptom). Sometimes talk is the best medicine. With good therapy, you will likely find that you need less medication, or none at all.

Answered 7/6/2015



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