Generic Paxil

Generic Paxil is made by several companies and is available in several strengths. All of the generic versions of Paxil currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent in quality to Paxil.

An Overview of Generic Paxil

Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride) is a medication that has been licensed to treat a number of conditions, including:
 
Paxil was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.
 

Generic Paxil: Strengths

Generic Paxil tablets and suspension (liquid) are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Paroxetine 10 mg tablets
  • Paroxetine 20 mg tablets
  • Paroxetine 30 mg tablets
  • Paroxetine 40 mg tablets
  • Paroxetine oral suspension -- containing 10 mg per 5 mL (10 mg per teaspoonful).
     

Who Makes Generic Paxil?

Generic Paxil is made by several different companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. Ask your pharmacist if you are interested in more information about the different makers of generic Paxil.
 

Is Generic Paroxetine as Good as Paxil?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Paxil versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Paxil.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. These might include fillers or dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
 
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