How often should I take paroxetine for social anxiety?

How often should I take paroxetine for social anxiety?

You should be on the lowest dose that works for you. Immediate-release oral tablets (Paxil): The typical starting dose is 20 mg per day. If a 20-mg dose is not enough, your doctor will start increasing your dose each week by 10 mg per day. The recommended dose to treat social anxiety disorder is 20–60 mg per day.

What are the side effects of stopping paroxetine?

Withdrawal symptoms can occur when this drug is stopped too quickly. Symptoms of withdrawal include anxiety, irritability, restlessness, changes in sleep habits, headache, sweating, nausea, dizziness, shaking, and confusion. You should be monitored for these symptoms when stopping treatment with paroxetine. What is paroxetine?

How is paroxetine used in the treatment of depression?

A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions. Paroxetine increases the amount of the hormone serotonin that your body makes and releases in your brain. Serotonin helps with symptoms of depression, compulsions, stress, and anxiety.

How long have you been on Paxil Seroxat?

I have been on Seroxat – UK name for Paxil – for 15 years and hit what is called ‘poop-out’. I was more ill taking it than before I started taking it, with lots of symptoms I could never have imagined, they are so horrible.

How fast does Paxil work for anxiety?

In brief: IT TAKES 2TO3 WEEKS. For anxiety you hae to take paxilat least two weeks and sometimes more to see any effect, and if there is poor responce or none the dose can be incresesd every 4 weeks to see the desirable effect.

Is Paxil better than Zoloft?

This is because of the fact that Zoloft is more powerful than Paxil for that matter. The intake of Zoloft is accompanied by several side effects including nausea, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, palpitation of the heart, tremor in the limbs, dullness of the mind, fear and such other effects.

Does Paxil help anxiety?

Paxil ® (paroxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved to treat several conditions affecting the brain, including certain types of anxiety. Specifically, Paxil is approved to treat social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.

What should I expect when I start taking Paxil?

– More likely to decrease your sexual appetite and delay or prevent ejaculation than other antidepressants. – Like most antidepressants, Paxil (paroxetine) has a high risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior when used in children and adolescents. – May not be appropriate for you if you are elderly or suffer from dementia.