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(also known as Paroxetine, Paroxetine Hydrochloride, Seroxat, Aropax, Pondera, Deroxat, Paroxat, Cebrilin, Paxil CR)
Paroxetine or paroxetine hydrochloride is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It was released in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline and has since become one of the most prescribed antidepressants on the market due to its efficacy in treating depression as well as a spectrum o... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 55% (13521 Members) find Paxil helpful

Paxil Reviews

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Paxil works best for me
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It's the only med that helps with my panic disorder and anxiety.
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Paxil made my depression worse. I couldn't get out of bed and it was an ongoing battle just to get myself up and go to work every day.
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took to treat my postpartum. Worked very well after my body adjusted. Took this until I found out I was pregnant with #2
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Did not work
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worked for a while but it's failing now
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Paxil worked for me for a very long time but after 13 years a switch in medication helped a lot more.
Works if I remember to take it, side effects makes to me like I don't have any feelings
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Works, but is nearly impossible to stop using. I have tried to stop 3 different times, the last time weening myself off over 7 months. The results in all attempts were disastrous, leaving me feeling worse than I ever did before I began taking it.
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It worked without any side effects. My pattern has been to switch between SSRI's after a couple of years.
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  1. Discussion: Paroxetine/paxl sedating SSRI?
    I tried paxil years ago for me I jus felt edgy and a bit sedated feeling at first but that wore off. I made me feel more edgy so I was switched to so... [More]
  2. Discussion: Paxil?
    I went to the doc today and he wants to start me on Paxil and klonopin. Anyone have experience with these meds? Side effects? [More]
  3. Discussion: PAXIL
    I tried Paxil once for about a month but there were too many side effects... [More]
  4. Discussion: PAXIL
    my therapist says that many of her patients and friends are on Paxil and are doing very well on it. [More]
  5. Discussion: scared to take paroxetine
    I have taken paroxetine, or Paxil, for over 20 years. It helps me sleep and controls my anxiety. It has been a huge relief for me to have this in may ... [More]