Paxil generic is a common anti-depressant drug that you can use to treat general depression symptoms, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and panic disorder. Your doctor may also prescribe generic paxil to treat general anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder.
Paxil is not recommended for you if you use MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) drugs within the last 14 days. You are also not recommended to take this drug if you use SNRI (serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) drugs, fenfluramine derivative, pimozide, nefazodone, sibutramine, tryptophan, and thioridazine. Lastly, you shouldn’t use this drug if you are allergic to Paxil in general. So, contact your doctor whether you need to use this drug to treat your depression or not.
Taking generic Paxil on a regular basis can trigger various bad effects for your body. Some of the side effects may include impaired sexual ability, decreased sexual appetite, diarrhea, constipation, blurred vision, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, yawning, and abnormal skin sensation. Those side effects are usually acceptable for most people.
However, generic Paxil may also cause severe side effects for your body, especially if you are sensitive and allergic. Here are some severe side effects that may occur: swelling in certain areas in your body, allergic reaction in your skin, irregular heartbeat, seizures, severe anxiety, more depression, tremor, unusual bleeding, severe mental change, and suicidal tendency. Contact your doctor right away when you experience those kinds of side effects.
Using generic Paxil
You must use this drug according to your doctor’s instruction. Do not use this drug more or less than the dosage prescribed by your doctor. The usage of this drug needs to be carefully monitored. Always read the instruction manual that comes with this drug.
Here are some tips when you use this drug:
- You can set the time for the day when you need to use this drug. Taking this drug at the same time each day will help you to remember this routine.
- You can take this drug with or without foods (this is an oral drug).
- Although you may feel better with your condition and notice that depression has gradually decreased, continue to take this drug in its prescribed dosage. Consult with your doctor whether you still need to take this drug or not once you’ve taken all the prescribed dosage.
- Avoid suddenly stop your consumption of this drug as this may cause minor or severe side effects for your body. Keep consulting with your doctor if you want to stop the usage of this drug.