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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Paxil?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Paxil if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Paxil Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Are There Alternatives?

Depression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting depression treatment early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
 
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In cases of severe depression, some healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments for depression (see Natural Remedies for Depression).
 
For most people, Paxil is quite effective at treating depression. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative. Some examples of substitute depression medications include:
 
(Click Paxil Alternatives to learn more. Click Dealing With Depression to learn about other ways of managing this condition.)
 
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