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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% (13583 Members) find Paxil helpful

Paxil Reviews

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Seems to work well.
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I took this many years ago, and it worked very well. It was detrimental to my sex life, though.
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Prescribed for OCD. It has worked very well for years. A recent bereavement has caused breakthrough of symptoms. I'm lucky that there are no side effects.
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This has worked very well for me for a number of years after i became depressed over a loss of my dear father in law. It got me back on track and I still take it.
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i am on 40 mg daily dose and it is working good.
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Can't take SSRIs.
I can't take SSRIs. They cause severe agitation.
I take it everyday it helps but sometimes i still get moody
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My go to - seems to keep me moderate, but lately is slipping.
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This has been my go to. It does make me sick somedays, but keeps me balanced for the most part. Just upped to 20mg a day due to added anxiety in life situations.
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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]