What You Need to Know About Paxil

When and How to Take Paxil

General considerations for when and how to take Paxil include the following:
 
  • Paxil comes in tablet and suspension (liquid) form. You take it by mouth, usually once a day.
     
  • Make sure to shake the liquid form well before each dose.
     
  • If the medication makes you drowsy, try taking it before bedtime. If Paxil causes insomnia, try taking it in the morning. Most people take Paxil in the morning.
     
  • You can take Paxil with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • Take Paxil at the same time each day. This will help maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For Paxil to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medicine will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of Paxil you are prescribed will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Paxil Dosage for more information.)
 
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