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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% (13408 Members) find Paxil helpful

Paxil Reviews

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When not on Paxil I get very nervous & feel shaky inside. Talk til I drop, would rather shop LOL. I also get irritable & need to get alone, & take something to calm me down. Nite Quil or Klonopin.
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Before taking Paxil I took Lexapro it worked great. Lexapro cost too much so I switched to Paxil. It seems to be working also. I take 30 mg a day.
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It worked for a few years then it caused awful side affects and had to stop taking it.
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I liked paxil.
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Helps somtimes.
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Worked the first time I took it. The second time, it caused me to lose 3 wks of work and money for testing (EMG/MRI) due to severe dizziness.
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on now
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okay for a short time.
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I have been on Paxil for about 10 years, playing around with the different dosages with a Dr's approval. It seems to be the only medicine that I respond to for Panic Disorder.
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Not enough
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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]