Oral Tablet, Extended Release

Paxil is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysohoric disorders (PMDD). Paxil may be used alone or with other medications.


Paxil / Paroxetine

Paxil (paroxetine) is a member of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors drug class and is commonly used for Anxiety, Anxiety and Stress, Depression, and others.


Administration Information

Administer PAXIL as a single daily dose in the morning, with or without food.

Shake the oral suspension well before administration.

Recommended Dosage For MDD, OCD, PD, And PTSD

The recommended starting dosages and maximum dosages of PAXIL in patients with MDD, OCD, PD, and PTSD are presented in Table 1. In patients with an inadequate response, increase dosage in increments of 10 mg per day at intervals of at least 1 week, depending on tolerability.

Table 1: Recommended Daily Dosage of PAXIL in Patients with MDD, OCD, PD, and PTSD


IndicationStarting DoseMaximum Dose
MDD20 mg50 mg
OCD20 mg60 mg
PD10 mg60 mg
PTSD20 mg50 mg

Tablets: Each film-coated tablet contains paroxetine hydrochloride equivalent to paroxetine as follows: 10 mg-yellow (scored); 20 mg-pink (scored); 30 mg-blue, 40 mg-green. Inactive ingredients consist of dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycols, polysorbate 80, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide, and 1 or more of the following: D&C Red No. 30 aluminum lake, D&C Yellow No. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C Blue No. 2 aluminum lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 aluminum lake.

Suspension For Oral Administration

Each 5 mL of orange-colored, orange-flavored liquid contains paroxetine hydrochloride equivalent to paroxetine, 10 mg. Inactive ingredients consist of polacrilin potassium, microcrystalline cellulose, propylene glycol, glycerin, sorbitol, methylparaben, propylparaben, sodium citrate dihydrate, citric acid anhydrous, sodium saccharin, flavorings, FD&C Yellow No. 6 aluminum lake, and simethicone emulsion, USP.

What are the possible side effects of Paxil?

Paxil may cause serious side effects including:

  • racing thoughts,
  • decreased need for sleep,
  • unusual risk-taking behavior,
  • feelings of extreme happiness or sadness,
  • being more talkative than usual,
  • blurred vision,
  • tunnel vision,
  • eye pain or swelling,
  • seeing halos around lights,
  • unusual bone pain or tenderness, swelling or bruising,
  • changes in weight,
  • changes in appetite,
  • easy bruising,
  • unusual bleeding from your nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum,
  • coughing up blood,
  • very stiff or rigid muscles,
  • high fever,
  • sweating,
  • confusion,
  • fast or uneven heartbeats,
  • tremors,
  • fainting,
  • headache,
  • confusion,
  • slurred speech,
  • severe weakness,
  • loss of coordination, and
  • feeling unsteady

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Paxil include:

  • vision changes,
  • weakness,
  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • tiredness,
  • sweating,
  • anxiety,
  • shaking,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • loss of appetite,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • dry mouth,
  • infection,
  • headache,
  • decreased sex drive,
  • impotence,
  • abnormal ejaculation, and
  • difficulty having an orgasm
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10 mg, 12.5 mg, 20 mg, 25 mg, 30 mg, 37.5 mg, 40 mg


30 tablets

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