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Paxil (paroxetine)

Paroxetine (or PAXIL®) is mainly prescribed to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Status: ACTIVE

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)


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