What is Paxil?
Paxil is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, anxiety, or other disorders.
What is Paxil used for?
Paxil is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
How to use Paxil?
It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell the doctor if symptoms do not improve.
What happens in case a dose is missed?
Take the missed dose as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What should be avoided while taking Paxil?
Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects. Paxil may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful in case of driving or doing anything that needs alert.