Discount Paxil

Written by Amy Hall
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Paxil is a medication in a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders brought on by chemical imbalances in the brain. Paxil comes in tablet form and it is taken by mouth once a day. In some cases patients are directed to take Paxil more than once a day but this is only done with a physician's approval and supervision.

It may take a few weeks of continued use before you notice any change in how you feel. It is extremely important that you continue taking Paxil as directed even if you feel better immediately, as taking yourself off of this medication abruptly could cause potential problems. Always talk to your doctor before altering your dosage in any way or stopping this medication altogether.

If you are pregnant your doctor will prescribe Paxil at his or her discretion as the effects on a growing fetus are not known. If your doctor feels that the benefits of you taking Paxil while pregnant outweigh the cons you will be under close supervision. Paxil also passes through breast milk, which means that you and your doctor will have to decide if you should continue this medication while breastfeeding.

Side Effects of Paxil

Serious side effects of Paxil include allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, hives, or closing of the throat. Low blood pressure, dizziness, severe headache, blurred vision, irregular heartbeat or pulse, unusual bleeding, fever, or chills are also serious side effects that warrant immediate medical attention. Less serious side effects that you should mention to your doctor may include diarrhea, weight loss or gain, change in appetite, nausea, anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, decreased sex drive, impotence, or marked drowsiness.

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