Paxil CR® (paroxetine controlled release) is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat depression, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Part of a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Paxil CR works by acting on a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Paxil CR is a controlled release medication, meaning that it is specially designed to slowly and evenly release in the body.
Common side effects of Paxil CR may include headaches, nausea, and dizziness. A few of the medical conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Paxil CR include kidney problems, seizures or epilepsy, and bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder. If you happen to overdose on Paxil CR, seek medical attention immediately. Some symptoms of a Paxil CR overdose include nausea and vomiting, a rapid heart rate, and fainting.
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