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US brand name: Paxil
Generic name: paroxetine

Paxil’s Pros and Cons


As the most potent SSRI on the US market, Paxil can be just the thing for severe conditions in the anxiety spectrum.


As the most potent SSRI on the US market Paxil has the absolute worst SSRI discontinuation symptoms of any SSRI, and gives the SNRIs a run for their money in discontinuation syndrome suckage. It also has the worst sexual side effects of any SSRI, maybe of any crazy med.

Interesting Stuff your Doctor Probably didn’t Tell You about Paxil

Paxil one of those meds that if you stop taking it and start up again, it won’t work as well as it used to. For some people that includes stopping for just a couple of days, experiencing the hell of SSRI discontinuation syndrome, and then swearing you’ll never, ever stop taking your meds again. You have to be totally med compliant or it could be a pointless waste of time, money and suffering.
Paxil is less likely to work / doesn’t work as well for post-menopausal women. Which just figures, because it’s also pregnancy category D.

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Giving you a libido-ectomy, followed by the SSRI discontinuation syndrome from Hell.

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Last modified on Wed, 04 May, 2016 at 17:51:42 by JerodPoorePage Author Date created April 08, 2011, at 05:11 PM
“Paxil (paroxetine ): Pros and Cons” by Jerod Poore is copyright © 2011 Jerod Poore Published online 2011/04/08

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