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US brand name: Paxil
Generic name: paroxetine


Loved by those for whom it works, loathed by those who had to stop taking it and/or whose sex life vanished, Paxil is one of the top meds people love to hate. Usually better for anxiety than depression. Because it is so potent you shouldn’t consider it as the first med to try, unless you’re too anxious to leave your house without being drugged stupid with a benzodiazepine.

Name, Address, Serial Number (Generic and Overseas Availability)

Available in the US as a generic? Yes

Shapes & Sizes (How Supplied)

  • Paxil immediate-release tablets:
    • Oval, film-coated, scored, with PAXIL on the front and the dosage on the back.
    • 10mg yellow
    • 20mg pink
    • 30mg blue
    • 40mg green
  • Paxil CR controlled-release tablets:
    • Round imprinted with dosage and GSK or Paxil CR,
    • 12.5 mg yellow,
    • 25 mg pink,
    • 37.5 mg blue
  • Oral Suspension
  • 10mg/5 mL Orange-colored, orange-flavored
Paxil 20 mg tablets
Paxil 20 mg Tablets

Other Trade Names and Overseas Availability

Not including controlled/extended/sustained release suffixes (Efexor ER, Trevilor retard e.g.) or branded generics that are a hyphenate of the generic name and the drug company name (Apo-Citalopram e.g.).

Available as Paxil in These Countries

Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

Available as Paxil CR in These Countries

Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

Available as Generic Paroxetine in These Countries

Australia, Canada, EU, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK

Other Trade Names

  • Aropax: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, South Africa, Uruguay
  • Aroxat: Chile
  • Paroxet: Peru
  • Paxan: Colombia
  • Paxetin: Iceland
  • Paxxet: Israel
  • Seroxat: Columbia, Ireland, Peru, UK, EU
  • Setine: Taiwan
  • Tagonis: Germany
  • パキシル: Japan
  • 팍실: Korea

Transliterated, Overseas Trade and Branded Generic Names

  • Deparoc: South Africa
  • Deroxat: France
  • Divarius: France
  • Extine: Australia
  • Loxamine: New Zealand
  • Parax (anhydrous free base of paroxetine): South Africa
  • Paraxo (paroxetine mesylate): Australia
  • Paxtine: Australia
  • Pexeva (paroxetine mesylate): US
  • Serrapress: South Africa
  • XET: South Africa, India

Full US PI sheet, Global SPCs & PILs, Other Consumer Review & Rating Sites, and Other Sites that may be of Interest

Paxil’s Full US Prescribing Information / PI Sheet

Official Sites

PI Sheets for Other Forms

PI Sheets from Around the World

Rating & Review Sites

Other Sites of Interest

DrugsDB.com’s Paxil Page

Discussion board

If you have any questions not answered here, please see the Crazymeds Paxil discussion board.


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