Paxil CR (Paroxetine)
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What is Paxil CR used for?Chemical Name: PAROXETINE (pa-ROX-e-teen)
Paxil CR (Paroxetine)
Paxil CR is a medication that is used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks and severe form of premenstrual syndrome. This medication helps to balance out a natural substance, serotine, in the brain. This medication is also known as a selective serotine reuptake inhibitor. Paroxetine CR helps in improving one's mood, allows you to sleep better, improves one's appetite and energy level. This medication is also used to decrease fear and reduce unwanted thoughts; it helps with anxiety and panic attacks. Paxil also lessens premenstrual symptoms as well such as an increase in appetite, depression, and irritability.
Paxil CR 12.5 is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient present in Paxil CR 12.5 includes Paroxetine hydrochloride.
This medication is to be taken orally; you can take it with food to reduce nausea or can even have it without food as well. Use the medication as directed by your doctor. It is usually taken once a day mostly in the mornings; however, in case you feel drowsy after taking it you may consult your doctor and take it in the evenings instead. Don’t chew or crush the medicine as this can release the entire drug at once, increasing the chances of side effects. The dosage is based on your treatment and condition. Your doctor may initially prescribe you a lower dose to prevent side effects, and will then increase the dosage later onwards. Do not overdose and do not use this medication for a prolonged period.
Paroxetine taken for premenstrual problems is usually taken every day or just for two weeks before and on the first full day when your period comes. Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor as you may experience withdrawal symptoms.
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- Bipolar disorder
- Liver problems
- Kidney problems
- Low sodium in the blood
- Peptic ulcer disease
Seek medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Paxil CR. Some side effects include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
Other serious side effects include
- Decreased interest in sex
- Change in one's sexual ability
- Irregular heartbeat
- Black stool
- Vomit that resembles coffee grounds
- Widened pupil
- Increased heart rate
This list does not mention all of the possible side effects one might experience.
Product Code: 5466
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