The generic name of Paxil is paroxetine, the recommended initial dose is 20 mg every day. In general, improvement patients start after one or two weeks. Paroxetine is a prescription drug that is available in tablet form. This medication is specifically used to treat depression. This medicine Paroxet can also be used for other conditions, which are listed below.
The appropriate dose of Paroxetine depends on the patient’s age, gender, and previous health conditions. Its correct dosage also depends on what is the main problem of the patient and in what way the medicine is being given to him.
Use of Paxil
Paroxetine is used in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Paroxetine reduces depression by increasing the level of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical messenger of the brain, which controls a person’s mood.
Side effects of Paxil
- racing thoughts,
- decreased need for sleep,
- unusual risk-taking behavior,
- feelings of extreme happiness or sadness,
- being more talkative than usual,
- blurred vision,
- eye pain or swelling,
- seeing halos around lights,
- unusual bone pain or tenderness, swelling or bruising,
- changes in weight,
- changes in appetite,
- easy bruising,