Paxil (Paroxetine)

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What is Paxil (Paroxetine) used for?

Antidepressants such as Paxil (Paroxetine) belong to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Depression, anxiety, panic disorder and other disorders may occur as a result of unbalanced brain chemicals caused by Paxil (Paroxetine). Major depressive disorder, including depression, can be treated with Paxil. There are also a number of other conditions that can be treated with Paxil. Including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Paxil (Paroxetine) FAQs

How To Use Paxil (Paroxetine)?

Depending on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and other medications, your dosage will be determined. It is important to let your doctor and pharmacist know about all the medications and herbal products you are taking. This includes prescription drugs and non-prescription medication.

You may be started on a low dose and gradually increased by your doctor after 14 days to reduce your risk of side effects. It is not recommended for individuals with bipolar disorder as it can increase the risk of serious side effects such as suicidal thoughts and risk of suicide.

You should carefully follow all instructions given to you by your doctor. The dose should not be increased, or this drug used more frequently or longer than recommended. This can result in an increased risk of side effects with no therapeutic benefit. Regularly take this medication for maximum benefits. To make it easier to remember, take it at the same time every day. Older adults may require a different dose than younger individuals.

Take this medication with or without food once daily if prescribed by your doctor. Taking this medication with food may make you feel less nauseated. In case the medication makes you sleepy during the day, you may consider taking it at night.
It is important that you continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Call your doctor before you stop taking it. If your doctor decides to discontinue the drug, they will titrate your dose to prevent withdrawal symptoms.

What are the side effects of Paxil (Paroxetine)?

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects of Paxil (Paroxetine) occur:

  • dizziness
  • decreased appetite
  • tenderness or swelling of joints
  • pain in the back, muscles, bones, or anywhere in the body
  • changes in ability to taste food
  • trouble sleeping
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • vomiting
  • weight loss or gain
  • sweating
  • weakness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • heartburn
  • yawning
  • nervousness
  • difficulty concentrating
  • diarrhea
  • forgetfulness
  • gas
  • confusion
  • hot flashes

Please consult your doctor for medical advice about side effects if you experience any. This is not a complete list of side effects, so you may experience others as well.

What are Drug Interactions of Paxil (Paroxetine)?

Few known Drug Interactions of Paxil (Paroxetine) are listed below.

  • Adderall (amphetamine / dextroamphetamine)
  • omeprazole
  • trazodone
  • Seroquel (quetiapine)
  • tramadol
  • clonazepam
  • Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Lipitor (atorvastatin)
  • gabapentin
  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Synthroid (levothyroxine)
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Ambien (zolpidem)
  • metformin
  • Abilify (aripiprazole)
  • aspirin
  • lisinopril
  • levothyroxine

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

How much does Paxil (Paroxetine) caps cost in Canada?

Starting price of Paxil 10mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $207.00 USD ($2.30 per tabs)

Generic Equivalent Starting price of Paroxetine 10mg cost in Canada
- 100 tabs - $33.33 USD ($0.33 per tabs)

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Do you need a prescription for Paxil (Paroxetine) in Canada?

You do require a prescription to order Paxil (Paroxetine) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.