Paroxetine (or PAXIL®) is mainly prescribed to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Class: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)
FDA Approval: 1992
Dosage Forms: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg
Biological Half-life: 21 hours
Side Effects: Dizziness, decreased libido, poor concentration, forgetfulness, dry mouth, weight changes, nausea, constipation, weakness
Routes of Administration: Oral
Pregnancy Category: D (US)