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If you have certain conditions affecting the brain (such as depression or certain anxiety disorders), you may benefit from Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride).
The drug comes in the form of a tablet or liquid, and is typically taken once a day. Liquid Paxil is available in one strength -- Paxil oral suspension 10 mg per 5 mL (10 mg per teaspoonful). Paxil tablets are available in four strengths:
Paxil is part of a group of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which work by affecting a specific chemical within the brain known as serotonin. When the levels of serotonin become unbalanced, it can cause conditions such as depression. Paxil helps block the reuptake of serotonin so that more remains in the space between the brain's nerve cells.
Although most people tolerate Paxil liquid and tablets well, the medication is not suitable for everyone. Some of the common side effects include constipation, headaches, and drowsiness.
(Click Paxil for more detail on how Paxil works to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and certain anxiety disorders. This article also provides information on general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and potential side effects.)
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