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Paxil

For symptomatic relief of depressive illness.

The recommended initial dose is 20 mg/day. If necessary, it may be increased up to a maximum of 50 mg/day. Seniors will require lower dosing, as will people with kidney or liver problems.

How to use and store this medicne

May be taken with or without food. It is best to take this medicine in the morning. Store the tablets at room temperature, away from heat or moisture. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

If you miss a dose:

You should not use the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing times. You should not use two doses at the same time.

Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects:

Rash or hives with itching Wheezing or trouble breathing Chest pain Fast heartbeat Suicidal feelings or thoughts of hurting yourself Feelings of intense agitation or anxiety

If you have problems with these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor.

Nervousness or trouble concentrating Changes in taste Nausea or weight loss Headache Trouble sleeping Drowsiness or dizziness Tremors (shakiness) Having to go to the bathroom more often Decreased interest in sex or loss of ability to have sex (impotence)


Overdose Symptoms

Nausea, vomiting, tremor, dilated pupils, dry mouth and irritability.