Paxil Substitute

Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used for various conditions, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and certain anxiety disorders. Although Paxil can be effective in treating these conditions, for some people it does not work or may cause side effects. Fortunately, there are several substitutes for Paxil. Some of these substitutes include:
 
  • Therapy
  • Other depression medications (also known as antidepressants)
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Alternative (natural) therapies.
     
Some of the medications that are considered alternatives to Paxil include:
 
Some people may also consider complementary or alternative treatments for depression, such as:
 
In situations where medication, therapy, and the combination of these treatments prove ineffective, or work too slowly to relieve severe symptoms, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be considered.
 
If Paxil is not working for you or if it is causing bothersome side effects, ask your healthcare provider about trying a substitute.
 
(Click Paxil Alternatives for a more in-depth look at Paxil substitutes, such as therapy, other medications, and alternative natural therapies. This article also explains when it may be time to consider a substitute.)
 
 
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