Paxil Antidepressant

Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription antidepressant approved to treat several conditions affecting the brain, including depression.
As an antidepressant, Paxil works by helping to block the reuptake of a chemical in the brain called serotonin. This medication is part of a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Several clinical studies have shown Paxil to be effective at treating depression in adults. Also, a long-term study has shown that it can help prevent depression relapse.
The drug comes in tablet and liquid form, and it is usually taken once a day. Paxil tablets are available in four strengths:
The liquid form is available in one strength -- Paxil oral suspension 10 mg per 5 mL (10 mg per teaspoonful).
(Click Paxil for a more in-depth look at using the antidepressant Paxil for treating depression in adults. This article also discusses how Paxil works and offers information on general precautions, other uses, and potential side effects.)
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