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A healthcare provider may prescribe Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride) 10 mg tablets or liquid to treat several conditions that affect the brain (such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and certain anxiety disorders). However, the dose of Paxil your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, such as your age, the medical condition being treated, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking.
 
In general, the recommended starting dose is Paxil 20 mg once daily (usually in the morning). However, the starting dose for treating panic disorder and for elderly people or people with liver or kidney problems is lower: Paxil 10 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may choose to increase the Paxil dosage if symptoms continue, or decrease the dose if side effects occur.
 
It usually takes several weeks (perhaps even more than a month) before feeling the beneficial effects of Paxil. Try not to be discouraged if the medication does not work right away for you.
 
(Click Paxil Dosage for more information on using Paxil for treating various conditions affecting the brain. This article also discusses tips on effectively using Paxil, as well as factors that may affect your dosage.)
 
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