Paroxetine is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. It is used to treat depression, OCD, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and PMDD.
Follow both your doctor’s and any prescription label guidelines. Do not crush/ chew/break the extended-release tablet. Symptoms may take up to 4 weeks to improve. Do not stop taking this drug suddenly, as this can cause withdrawal symptoms.
Tell your doctor if you have taken/are taking pimozide, thioridazine, or a MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. Some young people report having thoughts of suicide when first starting an antidepressant.
Common side effects may include anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite, decreased libido, and drowsiness. Get emergency help if you suspect a more serious reaction including, but not limited to: symptoms of mania, unusual bone pain, hallucinations, loss of coordination, rapid heart rate, and skin rash.