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Paroxetine Controlled Release for Panic Disorder
Several studies have looked at using paroxetine controlled release to treat adults with panic disorder. In these studies, people taking paroxetine controlled release had fewer panic attacks and less severe panic attacks when compared to people not taking the medicine. Also, in long-term studies, paroxetine controlled release helped to prevent panic attacks from coming pack.
Paroxetine Controlled Release for Social Anxiety Disorder
Short-term studies have shown that paroxetine controlled release is effective at treating social anxiety disorder in adults. Up to 64 percent of people taking the medicine felt that their social anxiety symptoms were "very much improved" or "much improved," compared to only 34.7 percent of those not taking the drug.
Paroxetine Controlled Release for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Paroxetine controlled release was studied in three clinical trials for PMDD. Two studies looked at using the medication every day for PMDD treatment. These two studies did not include women who were on oral contraceptives (birth control pills). The third study look at using paroxetine controlled release only for the last two weeks of the menstrual cycle. All three studies showed that the drug is effective for treating PMDD.

When and How to Take Paroxetine Controlled Release

Some general considerations for when and how to take paroxetine controlled release include:
  • Paroxetine controlled release comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth once daily.
  • Do not break, crush, or chew paroxetine controlled release tablets (see Split Paxil CR). Make sure to swallow the tablets whole.
  • If paroxetine controlled release makes you drowsy, try taking it before bedtime. If it causes insomnia, try taking it in the morning (most people take paroxetine controlled release in the morning).
  • You can take paroxetine controlled release with or without food. If the medicine bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Paroxetine controlled release should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Paroxetine controlled release will not work if you stop taking it.
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