Paxil Oral

A healthcare provider may prescribe Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride) to treat several conditions affecting the brain, such as:
 
Paxil is an oral medication (taken by mouth) and is part of a group of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs for short. SSRIs affect 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. The 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).
 
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. Possible side effects include headaches, nausea, and constipation.
 
(Click Paxil for more information on how Paxil can be beneficial in treating various conditions affecting the brain. This article also discusses general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and tips on effectively using this medication.)
 
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