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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Overview)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It is relatively fast acting.


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What are carpamezipime and paroxetine for?

What are carpamezipime and paroxetine for?

Carbamazepine?: Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant that is also useful as a mood stabilizer. Paroxetine is an ssri antidepressant. The combination could be used in bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
599 doctors shared insights

Paroxetine (Overview)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It is relatively fast acting.


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Please describe the medication: paroxetine?

Please describe the medication: paroxetine?

SSRI: Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It is relatively fast acting. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit over Paxil (paroxetine) cr over the regular paxil (paroxetine)? Why would one prescribe one over the other? Just courious.

Is there any benefit over Paxil (paroxetine) cr over the regular paxil (paroxetine)? Why would one prescribe one over the other? Just courious.

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. ...Read more

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I have been taking Paxil (paroxetine) for around a week now. The only side effect I have experienced is insomnia like restlessness throughout my body. Normal?

I have been taking Paxil (paroxetine) for around a week now. The only side effect I have experienced is insomnia like restlessness throughout my body. Normal?

Rare Side Effect: Glaxosmithklein, the maker of Paxil (generic paroxetine), reports akathesia (internal restlessness) as a rare side effect. Incidence of insomnia is 13%. Most side effects resolve in 7 to 10 days. Insomnia can often be eliminated by changing the timing of the dose. One should always contact their md to report any persistent side effects and never make any changes without talking to their physician. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of paroxetine medication?

What are the side effects of paroxetine medication?

See below: Mild to moderate sedation, nausea, headahces though these tend to go away. Sexual side effects including reduced libido and delayed ejaculation do not tend to go away. Decreased sense of hunger and mild weight gain tends not to go away if present. ...Read more

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How long will paroxetine remain in ones system when discontinued?

Paxil (paroxetine): Is a short acting med, unlike Prozac which works for 2 weeks in your body. Paxil (paroxetine) will be cleared within a few days but abrupt cessation can be dangerous as it leads to severe withdrawals symptoms. Not to stop suddenly after prolonged use. ...Read more

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How long does dizziness last off paroxetine?

How long does dizziness last off paroxetine?

May take 2-3wks!: If you were on a high dose (>20mg), this dizziness will take longer to reslove. If you were on a low dose (10 mg), only 5-7 days. I hope you did not stop cold turkey. Any antidepressant is less likely to causes withdrawal problems if weened slowly. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take half of paroxetine before bed?

Is it okay to take half of paroxetine before bed?

Depends: If you have concerns about the dosage strength you should ask the prescribing doctor if a lower dose is available. The reason for this is that if you are breaking the pill or emptying the capsule it will change the way the drug works. We doctors refer to this as the pharmacodynamics of the drug. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Does Paxil (paroxetine) interact with verapamil? I have to take verapamil 3 times a day now and i take Paxil (paroxetine) at lunch. Same time as 2nd dose of verapamil

No but...: There shouldn't be any significant interactions between Paxil and verapamil. However, Paxil (paroxetine) is relatively more likely to interact with other medications as compared to most other antidepressants. It is important to always notify potential prescribers of all currently taken medications to minimize potential interactions. ...Read more

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Paxil (Definition)

Paroxetine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more