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Paxil CR
(Paroxetine)

Formulation : ER Tablet

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Paroxetine CR
(Generic alternative to Paxil CR)

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What is Paxil CR /Paroxetine used for?

Paxil CR is a controlled release antidepressant medication that controls the levels of certain chemicals in the brain. Paxil CR is primarily used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

How should Paxil CR /Paroxetine be stored?

Paxil CR tablets should be stored in an area that is at room temperature and away from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Paxil CR/Paroxetine ?

Paxil CR is a prescription medication that should be taken in the exact fashion that is outlined in your prescription. If your prescription is unclear, or you do not understand your prescription, contact your healthcare provider for more information. Paxil CR is a controlled released tablet that should be consumed whole; if a broken tablet is consumed the pill will release too much medicine into your system at once. This medication should be taken at the same time each day for maximum effectiveness.

When should Paxil CR /Paroxetine not be taken?

Do not take Paxil CR if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Certain medications can cause serious and fatal reactions when taken at the same time as Paxil CR. If you are taking any other medications (prescription or non prescription), let your doctor know before you begin taking Paxil CR. If you plan on taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), ensure that there is a fourteen day gap between your last dose of Paxil CR and the time that you take the MAOI. If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, do not take this medication; as it can cause birth defects.

What precautions should I follow when taking Paxil CR /Paroxetine ?

Before you begin taking Paxil CR, notify your doctor if any of the following apply to you: you have bipolar disorder; you have a history of drug abuse; you have suicidal thoughts; you have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; you have liver disease; or if you have kidney disease.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Paxil CR /Paroxetine ?

Drinking alcohol while taking Paxil CR is not recommended as it may increase the severity of certain side effects. Taking Paxil CR may impair your thinking or reactions; use caution if you are required to do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

When should Paxil CR /Paroxetine not be taken?

Severe: easy bruising or bleeding; very stiff muscles, high fever, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, overactive reflexes; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or headache, trouble concentrating,

Common: feeling nervous; drowsiness, dizziness; insomnia; mild nausea, constipation; weight changes; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or dry mouth, yawning, or ringing in your ears.

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