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Generic Paxil Review
Manufacturer: Intas / Zydus
Generic Paxil is a medicine used for treatment of all types of depression such as depression accompanied by anxiety, reactive depression or severe endogenous depression; obsessive-compulsive disorder; panic disorder with agoraphobia and without; social phobia; generalized anxiety disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder.
Generic Paxil (international generic name - paroxetine) belongs to a very popular at the moment medicines group of antidepressants. Generic Paxil is a powerful antidepressant mechanism, its action is to inhibit the reuptake of neurons in the brain neurotransmitter serotonin, known as the "happiness hormone". It is used for treatment of depression and other psychological pathologies.
Active ingredient, Paroxetine, is a powerful and selective inhibitor of the reuptake of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin). It is considered that its antidepressant activity and efficacy in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive (OCD) and panic disorder is caused by specific inhibition of the reuptake of serotonin in the brain neurons.
Both as Generic Lexapro 20mg and Generic Wellbutrin Sr 150mg, FDA approved a Generic Version of Paxil. Generic Paxil is an orally intake psychotropic drug, manufactured by Intas and Zydus. Every tablet contains paroxetine hydrochloride equivalent to paroxetine: 10mg; 20mg; 30mg, 40mg.
Generic Paxil is a medicine used for treatment of all types of depression such as depression accompanied by anxiety, reactive depression or severe endogenous depression; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adults and in children and adolescents aged 7-17 years; panic disorder with agoraphobia and without; social phobia; generalized anxiety disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder.
Usually Generic Paxil is associated with gain of the weight and risk of getting withdrawal syndrome. It is contraindicated to persons under 18 year old and pregnant women.
In the treatment of depression the course can last several months, in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder - even longer. Generic Paxil should be consumed until the complete disappearance of all symptoms. Antidepressant should be taken once daily in the morning during a meal. The medicine should be taken with water, swallowing the tablets without chewing.
- Simultaneous MAO inhibitors and the period of 14 days after their cancellation (MAO inhibitors should not be administered within 14 days after the end of treatment with paroxetine);
- Concomitant use of thioridazine;
- Hypersensitivity to paroxetine and other ingredients.
The most common side effectsof the drug Generic Paxil (paroxetine):
- loss of appetite;
- nausea, constipation;
- dry mouth;
- drowsiness, yawning;
They occur in a small percentage of patients in clinical trials of the drug side effects have been found in approximately 6% of subjects.