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Paroxetine: Oral tablet, extended release

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Paroxetine 12.5mg ER Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M P3 
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Paroxetine 25mg ER Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M P4 
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Paroxetine 37.5mg ER Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M P5 
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Paroxetine 37.5mg CR Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: PL PCR  |  37.5
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Paroxetine 12.5mg ER Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: M P3 
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Paroxetine 25mg ER Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: M P4 
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Paroxetine 12.5mg CR Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: GSK  |  12.5
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Paroxetine 25mg CR Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: GSK  |  25
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Paroxetine 37.5mg CR Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: GSK  |  37.5
How This Drug Works
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Serotonin is a chemical messenger nerve cells use to deliver messages from cell to cell and help to control pain, pleasure, anxiety, sleep and emotional behaviors.
Serotonin is a chemical messenger nerve cells use to communicate. Changing the levels of chemical messengers helps control pain, pleasure, anxiety, sleep and emotional behaviors.  <br><br>Serotonin passes from cell to cell by binding to receptors on nearby cells to deliver messages. Nerve cells control the amount of serotonin traveling between the cells. Serotonin is &#39;recycled&#39; by cells in a process called reuptake. <br><br>Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors or &#34;SSRIs&#34; affect serotonin levels used to communicate between nerve cells by preventing the cells from recycling serotonin and allowing it more time to relay the message. Changing the balance of serotonin in the brain seems to help nerve cells send and receive chemical messages, which in turn boosts mood.
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PAROXETINE (pa ROX e teen) is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).


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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Paroxetine: Oral tablet, extended release
Usage by Gender
66.32%
33.68%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
3.07%
24.69%
45.62%
26.61%
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