PAXIL is grouped under selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and used to treat conditions like depression or OCD. It may also be used to treat panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, or social anxiety disorder.
Doctors advise against using PAXIL if you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
Your condition might be monitored or the dosage might be modified to suit you if you have conditions like liver or kidney disease, suffer form seizures, or from mania or have suicidal thoughts
PAXIL may increase the risk of getting dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly increases if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please avoid them while using PAXIL. Also, avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc).
PAXIL is in the FDA Category C.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using PAXIL to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using PAXIL as these drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.