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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, 56% (13470 Members) find Paxil helpful

Paxil Reviews

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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.
Working / Worked
I am on 4 different medications for depression
Working / Worked
somewhat works been on it for 19 yrs.
Working / Worked
Not sure how well it worked. Gave me severe diarrhea.
Worked great except for the explosive diarrhea part.
Didnt work
I was prescribed Paxil 10mg for PMDD extreme irritability rage depression crying feeling edgy and now I feel centered relaxed and a sense of well being. Side effects Dry mouth nausea headache pressure feeling somewhat sleepy and tired. Not being able to eat well weight loss but craving for sweets. It also help with my not diagnosed social anxiety and I feel like myself.
Working / Worked
lately not working. When I up-ed the dosage I got unwanted sexual side effects.
Working / Worked
worked. had some panic attacks every now and then but for the most part it was under control. i stopped when i became pregnant
Working / Worked
Loved it, totaly worked for me but resently had to stop it because of trying to get pregnant.
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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]