Generic Name - Paroxetine
Category - Antidepressant medication
Generic for Paxil* is indicated to help to improve a person's mood by treating depression. Paroxetine (Generic for Paxil*) can also help people with anxiety problems like social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, or post-traumatic stress. Generic for Paxil* may also be prescribed for other purposes, like premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
Generic for Paxil* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Paxil* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Paxil* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Receiving electro convulsive therapy
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Paxil*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines called MAO inhibitors
Generic for Paxil* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericPaxil*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Paxil* for depression is 20 milligrams a day, taken as a single dose, usually in the morning. At intervals of at least 1 week, your physician may increase your dosage by 10 milligrams a day, up to a maximum of 50 milligrams a day.
Generic for Paxil* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Paxil* side Effects include agitation, anxiety, or restlessness, especially in the first week of treatment or when doses are changed, difficulty breathing, dizziness or lightheadedness and heart palpitations.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Paxil*.
Generic for Paxil* and Pregnancy
Generic for Paxil* has not been well studied in pregnant women. This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the baby.
Generic for Paxil* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Paxil* passes into the breast milk. However, the effects of this medicine in nursing babies are not known. Caution should be used if you are breast-feeding.
Generic for Paxil* and Pediatric
Generic for Paxil* has not be shown to be safe and effective in children or adolescents, 18 years of age or younger. Children may be especially sensitive to the effects of Paxil* for the treatment of depression. Do talk to your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Paxil* and Geriatric
In studies that have included elderly people, Generic for Paxil* did not cause different side effects or problems in older people than it did in younger adults. However, do consult your doctor and seek medical advice.
The above information about Generic for Paxil* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.