Paxil CR® (paroxetine controlled release) is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. The controlled-release medication works by affecting a specific chemical in the brain known as serotonin. Side effects of Paxil CR may include drowsiness, dry mouth, and insomnia.
Paxil CR comes in the form of a tablet and is generally taken once a day. Some of the factors that may affect the dosage your healthcare provider prescribes include your age, the medical condition being treated, and other medical conditions you may have. You should not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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