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Paxil

Paroxetine Hcl
Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. Paroxetine is used to treat depression, including major depressive disorder. Paroxtine is also used to treat panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The Paroxetine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Paroxetine Hcl
DRUG TYPE
Depression

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use paroxetine if you are also taking pimozide or thioridazine.

Do not use paroxetine within 14 days before or 14 days after you have used an MAO inhibitor, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor

Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms such as: agitation, hallucinations, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, dizziness, warmth or tingly feeling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, sweating, tremors, racing heartbeats, or a seizure (convulsions).

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