Paxil (Paroxetine) also known by the trade names Aropax, Paxil, Seroxat, Sereupin, is an SSRI antidepressant. Pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham started the marketing in 1992, which now GlaxoSmithKline Marketing has taken over. Paroxetine is available in various generic forms, which is used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorder in adult outpatients, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Paxil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide, for such uses, consult your doctor.
How to consume
When determining your dose of Paxil, your healthcare provider will consider several factors, including your age and any other medical conditions you may have. In general, the recommended starting dosage is 20 mg once daily (usually in the morning). The maximum dosage is usually either 50 mg or 60 mg, depending on the condition being treated. Once you buy Paxil generic online, take it exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label as well. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. You may take Paxil with or without food. Try to take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release Paxil CR tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a special dose measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using Paxil as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks of treatment. You may have withdrawal symptoms (such as agitation, dizziness, numbness or tingling, ringing in your ears, confusion, or behavior changes) after you stop taking Paxil. Do not stop taking this medication suddenly without first talking to your doctor.
If you miss your dose, take it as soon as you remember, or if it is too late, skip the missed dose and continue with your routine dose at the next scheduled time. In the condition of consuming over dose, call your doctor and seek medical help.
Encounter with other drugs
There are some drugs, which when encounter with Paxil can cause harmful drug interactions, so always let your doctor know incase you are using: Theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24; Tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet); Tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan); Heart medication such as digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin), quinidine (Quin-G); Other antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol); Medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine); A blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); Cimetidine (Tagamet); Fentanyl (Abstral, Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Onsolis); Fosamprenavir (Lexiva); Linezolid (Zyvox); Ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra); St. John's wort; Tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox); Almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet). There might be other drugs too, which may possibly interact with Paxil generic and can have a harmful effect on you, always tell your doctor about all the other medications you use, or about to start.
This is the list of a few possible side effects you may face while you use Paxil generic:Unusual bleeding or bruising; Thoughts of hurting yourself; A prolonged, painful erection; Severe drowsiness, confusion; Anxiety, agitation, panic attacks; Difficulty sleeping, irritability; Severe restlessness, or worsening of depression; Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea; loss of appetite, Dry mouth, sweating, light headedness, or changes in sexual function; Fast heartbeat, dilated pupils, and loss of consciousness;An allergic reaction like: rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing.The list of these side effects may be incomplete, and while using this medication, you can experience a few or more other side effect too, to avoid such a scenario, always follow your doctor’s direction on how to use Paxil generic.
Store it well
After you buy Paxil generic, it is suggested to keep it in a tightly closed container, keep it at the room temperature, keep it away from moisture, heat and direct sunlight, keep it somewhere children cannot reach.
Disclaimer: the above information provided is for your own reference. If you need to start the medicine under any circumstance(s) please consult your health care facilitator for a detailed plan to follow up.