When to take Paxil?

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have: liver or kidney disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, seizures or epilepsy, or bipolar disorder (manic depression), or a history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts.

He must know this information before prescribing you Paxil because you might need a dose adjustment or special tests to use safely this medication.

Paroxetine is primarily used to treat the symptoms of :

  • major depression
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • panic disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • social phobia/social anxiety disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Paxil can improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may restore your interest in daily living.

Paroxetine may be effective for the treatment of dysthymia wich is a chronic disorder which involves depressive symptoms for most days of the year.

If you take Paxil for premenstrual problems, the doctor may direct you to take it every day of the month or just for the two weeks before your period through the first full day of your period.

You should see the results in one or two weeks. Call your doctor if your health condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Do not stop taking this medication even if you feel well. You must first consult your doctor.