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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% (13390 Members) find Paxil helpful

Paxil Reviews

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Still using Seroxat, no side effects, works good. I take 20mg per day.
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I take a small maintenance dose in addition to Lithium.
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worked well for a few years
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Worked years ago but when I retried it I had bad side effects. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe headache
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I was on Paxil for four years, and since my divorce I have weened myself off. It gained so much weight on it though and I became very unhappy.
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makes me really anxious and gives me nausea and headaches...but I am not breaking into crying fits which is good.
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I didn't like the weight gain
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Has worked well for years. No concerns.
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Took Paxil for 2 years back in the early 2000's.
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I've taken Paxil in the past, but don't recall if it was working for me. Some say it helped me, but I don't know.
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  1. 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]
  2. Discussion: PAXIL
    I tried Paxil once for about a month but there were too many side effects... [More]
  3. Discussion: PAXIL
    I was on paxil. It was really bad. It made me so sick, and pretty much made me lose my mind. It gave me bad mood swings and i couldn't control my ange... [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]