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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% (13653 Members) find Paxil helpful

Paxil Reviews

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There hasn't been any bad side effects for me.
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Works REALLY well mentally. However the side effects are really bad :/
Not sure if I was put on this medication. Sounds familiar.
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very dangerous, says in the insert may cause suicidal or violent thoughts, many mass shooters have been on this drug stay away
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I took this in high school and it worked very well. I went off of it because I felt I was strong enough to treat the panic attacks on my own. I haven't been on them since.
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working except for the sweating at night! AHH!!
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Works. Stopped taking and had to go back on it. 10mg a day
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this works well when i need it. i like that i can take it when i need to have relief but i do not have to be committed long term.
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Took it for a while but then started having bad reactions and had to stop. I now take SAMMe and GABA for moods and sleep which do seem to help some.
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It's been a while since I used it but I think it did help a lot.
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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]