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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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Its working to help keep me stable.
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Paxil is the glue that keeps me together, I have tried many others but this has worked the best
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This stuff nearly killed me. I put on 10 lbs a month and when told to get off of it, go cold turkey. This was many years ago in the early 90s. It was a horrible detox. Made me feel like a zombie
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seems to be working well
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For a very short period. My doctor decided to change it.
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Was on it for 8 years but I grind my teeth at night, possibly a s/e of the med
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very successful
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I have been doing better since taking this drug. I am now on a maintenance dose of 10 mg a day.
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It does help me. I am now on a maintenance dose of 10 mg a day, which I am happy about. I prefer not to take medication, if possible.
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I am on 4 different medications for depression
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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]