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Paroxetine is a prescription medication that is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder, and other conditions. The medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine works by blocking the reuptake of a chemical (serotonin) in the brain. The drug comes in tablet and suspension (liquid) form and is usually taken once a day. Examples of side effects that may occur include ejaculation problems, nausea, and insomnia.
What Is Paroxetine?
- Depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).