Paxil is one of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors acting as an antidepressant. It restores the balance of natural serotonin in the brain influencing specific mood problems in a positive way. It is used in psychiatry to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Also, Paxil can be prescribed to women in strong cases of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
As is the case with many antidepressants, Paxil may cause your general state to worthen in the first months of therapy. The symptoms may include sudden behavior changes, panic attacs, sparodic fits of irritability, agitation, hostility, agression, as well as increased depression and insomnia. Some patients even start thinking about suicide. That is why Paxil treatment regimen takes course under strict medical control with weekly or fortnightly doctor appointments.
If you are takin Paxil in its tabloid form, do not crush or break the tablet before ingestion and take to swallow it without chewing. Paxil is specially released in pills that discharge the active ingredient very slowly. If you break the tablet, a huge amount of drug will be consumed by your body immediately, thus increasing the side effects and at times causing the overdose symptoms to develop.