Why is Paxil (paroxetine) considered the best ssri for anxiety?

Not really. The reality is that the only ssri that is approved in children is Prozac (fluoxetine) use for depression and has some antianxiety effects.. Off lablel sertraline is often perfered for use in anxiety and depression because it is usually tolerated with few side effects..

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Is Paxil (paroxetine) regarded as the most effective ssri for anxiety associated with depression?

Individualized. All SSRI's are supposed to be effective. Every individual tolerates one or the other medication differently. What works great for you might not be as effective or tolerable for another. Read more...

In which cases of acute social axiety with depressive episodes is prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) over other ssris?

Indication for both. Paxil (paroxetine) can be prescribed in all cases of Social Anxiety with or without depressive episodes as it has been approved by FDA for both indications. Read more...
Paxil (paroxetine) Which SSRI to use is largely up to an individual doctors experience with a patients symptoms, side effects and experience with the drug.Sometimes insurance company formularies restrict us as to which medications we can use, sometimes medications are limited by the patients ability to pay.Fortunately in todays world their are many SSRI's that have similar effects on symptoms, Paxil (paroxetine) included. Read more...

What is best for anxiety when taking paxil (paroxetine)? (still have it after many years)

Answer below. Ssri's alone may not result in complete remission of symptoms, and are often less effective after years of therapy. Many patients require adjunctive treatment with benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, beta-blockers, mood-stabilizers and psychotherapy. All of the adjunctive therapies have pros and cons, and therapy is individualized and truly "trial-and-error". Read more...
Further eval/treat. No individual advice, but in general if one has been taking ssri medication for many years and is still having disruptive symptoms, this shoudl be discussed with the prescribing doctor. Dose may need to be adjusted or other meds. Certainly if cognitive-behavioral therapy has not been done in combination with meds, in individuals with anxiety problems - this woud be worth the effort. Read more...

My 18 yrs old son has extreme shyness. His therapist want him to ask his primary doctor for anti-anxiety med. Either Paxil (paroxetine) or zoloft. Which is best???

Either. either one of those drugs, or another related to them is likely to be effective in conjunction with the psychotherapy for the social anxiety disorder. The best one is one that your son will tolerate with minimal side effects. Read more...

What dosage of Paxil (paroxetine) ssri is recommended for premature ejeculation?

Sexuality. Paxil (paroxetine) is a medication for treatment of depression. It is not a medication for premature ejaculation. At age 28, premature ejaculation. Can be due to marked feelings of insecurity, low self-esteem, unresolved sexual conflicts, guilt feelings, anxiety about performance, and failed relationships. Please see a therapist for diagnosis and treatment of your problem. Read more...

Is there a safer ssri than pacil cr? I seem to have trouble with all except Paxil (paroxetine) but worry about the potency

SSRI's. Al have the same mechanism of action and relative potency. The key to effective treatment is getting the perfect fit with medication and patient. And all of these meds will lose efficacy at some point due to tolerance, so continue to work with your doctor to maintain the proper therapy. Read more...
DIFFERENT EMPHASIS. If Paxil (paroxetine) helps you without causing side effects that creat greater problems, don't worry about potency. Takeit ant let it help. If it is causing problems tell your dr. Team efforts work when the players share information. Also remember that ssris are not the only anti-depressants. Maybe you need something elswe. Consider reevaluating. Read more...