Paxil (generic paroxetine hydrochloride) is an antidepressant medication that may be prescribed for the bipolar depression, major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Paroxetine's Side Effects
Paxil - generic paroxetine - is an SSRI antidepressant. Possible Paxil and paroxetine side effects include headache, sexual problems, increased sweating and trembling or shaking.
Stronger Warnings on Paxil and Birth Defects
The US Food and Drug Administration today released an alert regarding use of the SSRI antidepressant Paxil (generic Paroxetine) by pregnant women. Two studies indicate that there is a substantially greater risk of birth defects when Paxil is used during the first three months of pregnancy.
Doctors Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Paxil
Topics include side effects, the danger of weight gain and FAA rules regarding airplane pilots taking the medication.
Drug monograph based on Canadian information from Internet Mental Health. Includes a lot of info about side effects vs. placebo and more.
Comprehensive drug monograph from RxList.
Paxil - Prescribing Information
Official prescribing information for United States audiences from SmithKline Beecham, manufacturer of Paxil. This is a PDF file and will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is rather hard to read.
Paxil vs. Prozac in Major Depression
Abstract. Report on a Canadian multicenter, double-blind study of paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac) in major depressive disorder.