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Paxil For Anxiety

Paxil is an anti depressant that is given to people who are suffering from depression and anxiety. Paxil is generally taken by people who are very depressed. Compared to other anti depressants, paxil has very few side effects. More over it is very effective. This is the reason why people prefer to use Paxil. Paxil was introduced in US in the year 1993. Lot of people has afterwards taken this drug and got relieved from anxiety and depression.

Benefits of Paxil

Paxil is very effective against depression, and anxiety. It also has very less side effects. Some of the side effects include urination problem, constipation, blurred vision, dry mouth. The reason why people prefer to use Paxil is that it rarely causes the drowsiness and head aches that are caused by the other types of anti depressants. The reason why Paxil don’t produce drowsiness is because, it leaves the body after 24 hours, thus less effect over the body.

Dosages

The dosage of paxil is very critical. The dosage should be prescribed by the physician. Normally, twenty milligrams of Paxil could be taken in the morning. For elderly persons, the dosages should not exceed forty milligrams. Also for a normal person the dosage could be fifty milligrams per day. Initially we should start the dosage by taking ten milligrams. Latter on slowly we need to increase the dosage. At the same time while we stop the dosage, we should stop it slowly rather than sting drastically. These are some of the dosages about Paxil.

Side effects with other medications

It is always told that Paxil should not be taken along with monoamine oxidase inhibitors as it will become fatal. Also it is always better to consult a doctor if the person has some kidney and liver problems. This is because there will be possible interactions between the Paxil and the body hormones. Also while taking Paxil it is advised to stop all the anti depressant medications as there will be conflicting interactions between these drugs with the Paxil.

Side Effects of Paxil

As mentioned earlier, Paxil has very few side effects. One of the main side effects is nausea. These side effects could be avoided by taking the Paxil with the food. Some other side effects of Paxil include drowsiness, asthenia, etc. There are also possibilities that if the Paxil is stopped abruptly, some of the side effects like dizziness, nausea, vertigo and shock like sensations may occur. Thus it is always advised to stop this medication slowly.

Paxil medication will find the results very soon. In two weeks the person will find himself getting relief from anxiety and depression. He will get active in one week. Depressed mood, concentration will improve in one week. And all the disturbances will vanish in another week’s time.


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