Paxil Medication

Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication licensed to treat several conditions affecting the brain, such as:
 
As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication, Paxil works 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.
 
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 how Paxil medication works, potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and information on what to tell your healthcare provider before using this medication.)
 
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