Paroxetine (generic for Paxil®)

Not feeling your best? You’re not alone. Medication isn’t for everyone, but it can be life changing for those who need it. Consult with a psychiatry provider through our platform to help determine whether a medication like Paroxetine could be right for you and help you feel like yourself again.
FDA-approved for major depressive disorder
Online evaluation and ongoing check-ins
Prescribed by licensed psychiatry providers, if appropriate
Product Overview

What Is Paroxetine

Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication in the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) family. It may help balance chemicals naturally found in the brain. The FDA first approved paroxetine in 1992 and it is marketed under the brand names Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva and Brisdelle. Paroxetine is a prescription medication.

Paroxetine Uses

Paroxetine is FDA-approved to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). It is also indicated for social anxiety disorder (social phobia), panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not all mental health conditions can be treated by a provider through our platform. Those who are not candidates for treatment through our platform should consider seeking care from a medical provider in person to evaluate potential options for treatment.

How Paroxetine Works

Paroxetine affects the chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) that nerves in the brain (neurons) use to communicate. Like other SSRIs, paroxetine lowers the level of serotonin that your neurons reabsorb, which results in more free serotonin in the brain.
What to expect

Get Paroxetine Online

Consult with a psychiatrist or other qualified psychiatry provider online through our platform. If prescribed Paroxetine, genuine paroxetine hcl will be shipped to you discreetly. You’ll have ongoing check-ins with a healthcare provider to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working.

Paroxetine Side Effects

The most common side effects of paroxetine include nausea, sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, feeling anxious or trouble sleeping, sexual problems, sweating, shaking, not feeling hungry, dry mouth, constipation, infection, yawning. Discuss any side effects you experience with your provider.

Paroxetine Drug Interactions

Risk of serotonin syndrome (toxicity that occurs when there is too much serotonin in the system) increases when combined with any substance that increases serotonin, including drugs (eg, antidepressants, such as fluoxetine) or supplements (eg, St. John's Wort or tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin). Like other SSRIs, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs, such as linezolid) are known to cause serious drug interactions. Be prepared to share all prescription and over the counter medications, as well as any other products you take, with your healthcare provider.
Prescription products require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if a prescription is appropriate.

what to expect

a seamless experience with an online psychiatry provider.


Online psychiatric evaluation

Consult via video chat with an online psychiatry provider, who will evaluate you and assess whether medication is appropriate


Private, ongoing follow-ups and medication management

A few weeks after your first appointment, you’ll have your first follow-up to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working—all on your smartphone


Discreet shipping to your door

If prescribed, your medication will be shipped to your door in low-key packaging

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Frequently asked questions about Paroxetine

how can I tell if Paroxetine is working?
When taking an antidepressant like paroxetine, it is important to have regular check-ins with your healthcare to ensure that paroxetine is the right antidepressant for you. If you are having bothersome side effects or are not feeling any improvement in your condition, you should discuss if paroxetine is right with your healthcare provider. Do not try to determine on your own if paroxetine is working and do not stop taking your medication without consulting your healthcare provider.
does Paroxetine make you sleepy?
Paroxetine can cause you to feel sleepy because, in addition to mood, serotonin is an important neurotransmitter for regulating sleep and appetite. Paroxetene’s effect on serotonin may result in sleepiness or other changes in sleep. If you feel severe fatigue, consult your healthcare provider.

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