Paxil CR (Paroxetine HCl)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Paxil CR12.5 mg
Paxil CR25 mg

Generic Equivalent of Paxil CR

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Paroxetine HCl12.5 mg
Paroxetine HCl25 mg
Paroxetine HCl37.5 mg

Paxil CR Information:

Paxil CR (Generic name: Paroxetine Hydrochloride, Paroxetine HCl) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. Paxil CR is the controlled-release tablets used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual syndrome and panic and anxiety disorders. Paroxetine HCl works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain associated with mood. It may take 2 to 4 weeks of using Paxil CR before your symptoms improve.

Paxil CR Side Effects:

The most common Paxil CR side effects are weight gain, drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth and impaired sexual function. Most side effects are experienced at higher dosages, and disappear in 1 to 4 weeks as the body adjusts to the drug.

Paxil CR Precautions:

Always tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking, as some drugs may interact negatively with Paxil CR. Tell your doctor about any drug allergies, and always take your medications exactly as prescribed. Do not take Paxil CR if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Paxil CR should not be taken by anyone under the age of 18. Call your doctor immediately if your depression worsens or you have thoughts of suicide. Do not stop taking Paxil CR suddenly. You must gradually taper off taking this medication to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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