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Paxil CR is a controlled release medication that is licensed to treat depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Part of a class of drugs known as SSRI antidepressants, it works by helping to keep the levels of a certain chemical in the brain (serotonin) balanced. Paxil CR tablets are specially designed to slowly and evenly release the medication, and are generally taken once a day. Side effects can include weakness, insomnia, and nausea.
- Depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression)
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).