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Paxil brand name for Paroxetine is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paxil is the most powerful of all SSRIs and increases serotonin levels by preventing the brain from absorbing the substance back into individual nerve cells, thereby increasing or prolonging the amount of serotonin available to aid in neurotransmission. Paxil is not a controlled substance and it is often used in the treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, postmenopausal symptoms and generalized anxiety disorder.

The major side effects of SSRIs include nausea, weight gain and sexual dysfunction, which may or may not resolve after cessation of the drug. When stopping the drug, patients are warned to reduce Paxil intake gradually as to avoid painful withdrawal symptoms that can occur with sudden cessation of this and other SSRIs.

When Paxil is taken for extended periods of time, users often develop tolerance, dependence and are at risk for developing addiction. Individuals who are physically dependent upon Paxil often experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when they are without the drug. The withdrawal symptoms experienced often drive the individual to continue seeking out the drug.

Other Brand Names for Paroxetine:

  • Pexeva
  • Brisdelle
  • Paxil CR

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