Paxil Medicine

A healthcare provider may prescribe Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride) to treat several conditions, including:
 
When the levels of a specific brain chemical (known as serotonin) become imbalanced, it can cause these conditions. As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medicine, Paxil works by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more remains in the space between the brain's nerve cells.
 
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Paxil for something other than the conditions listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are several off-label Paxil uses, including treating the following conditions:
 
(Click Paxil Uses for more information on Paxil, a medicine used to treat several conditions affecting the brain. This article also provides an in-depth look at how the medicine works, and offers information on the effectiveness of Paxil.)
 
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