Generic Name: Paxil cr
What is Paxil Cr?
Overdosing on Paxil CR may cause a rapid or irregular heart rate, severe dizziness, fainting, or seizures. If you or someone in your home has overdosed, get medical attention right away. Do not drink alcohol while taking Paxil CR, since alcohol can exacerbate some side effects.
Be careful driving and performing other tasks that require alertness until you know how Paxil CR affects you. Very rarely, this medication may cause suicidal thoughts.
This is more common in younger patients 25 and under. If you have any thoughts of self-harm, contact your doctor immediately.
Paxil CR is a brand name drug.
The availability of Pexeva, a branded but affordably priced FDA-approved medicine available at local pharmacies, should minimize the attractiveness of potentially dangerous Internet purchases, at least for paroxetine. The FDA has a coding system and regulations for generics manufactured once a drug goes off patent. The typical generic gets an AB rating, which means that the FDA had received information from the manufacturer of the generic product demonstrating that it is bioequivalent to the branded product.
Bioequivalence means that the active ingredient of both the generic and original products are absorbed at the same rate. An AB rating also conveys that there are some differences between the new drug and the original agent, but that it is within a range that is acceptable to the FDA.
Because Pexeva is a unique form of paroxetine, mesylate salt rather than hydrochloride, the FDA approved Pexeva as a new drug rather than a generic drug Slide 6. It is a branded selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor SSRIthat cannot be substituted by a pharmacist with generic paroxetine, Paxil, or Paxil CR.
The FDA has an approval mechanism for new drugs that represent minor changes to existing approved drugs for which safety and efficacy have been established.
Pexeva was approved under this 505 b 2 application process Slide 7. As a way to increase access to affordable drugs while maintaining incentives for drug manufacturers to bring innovative products to market. Congress enacted the Hatch-Waxman Act in 1984. Section 505 b 2 of the act provided for shorter, less burdensome application process for drugs that contain previously approved active properties. As with all new drug applications, 505 b 2 applications must establish the safety and efficacy of the drug product, must provide detailed information about pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, drug composition, manufacturing methods and facilities, and must not violate any patents.
How should I take Paxil Cr?
Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Posted February 5, 2015 If your pharmacy is going to make it, you can get it any concentration you wish. Discuss this with your pharmacist. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Posted March 23, 2015 Jessica, you need to see how dosage reductions affect you.
Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Posted March 23, 2015 Exactly Alto, I have been under 1mg. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Posted March 25, 2015 I agree, DLB. Thank you for adding your experience here.
Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Posted August 13, 2015 OK - I'm biting the bullet and just doing the liquid suspension to try to get off these last couple of mg.
What should I avoid while taking Paxil Cr?
People who take PAXIL CR close in time to an MAOI may have serious or even life-threatening side effects. What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking PAXIL CR.
Ask if you are not sure. Before starting PAXIL CR, tell your healthcare provider if you: are pregnant, may be pregnant, or plan to become pregnant.
There is a possibility that PAXIL CR may harm your unborn baby, including an increased risk of birth defects, particularly heart defects. Other risks may include a serious condition in which there is not enough oxygen in the baby's blood.
Paxil Cr side effects
The effectiveness of this medication may not occur until four weeks after beginning the treatment. If your condition does not improve after four weeks, contact your doctor.
Withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, numbness, agitation, tingling, tinnitus, confusion and behavior changes can occur when you stop taking this medication suddenly.
Paxil CR should be stored at room temperature and away moisture. A missed dose should be taken as soon as it is remembered.
Common Paxil Cr ide effects may include:
Paxil CR Reply post 1 of 5 permalink Old 06-24-2006, 07:48 AM Thread Starter NightinGale Paxil v.
Then doctors think their "original condition" is worse and tell them they have to go back on medication - often switching them to a newer, allegedly "better" med which compounds the problems because they often don't help the withdrawal but create a new addiction and its own set of side effects and sooner or later often sooner.
Advertisement This dosage information is for paroxetine oral tablet.
What if I forget to take a dose of Paxil CR.
Posted by: HEATHER at October 15, 2010 12:44 AM OMG Now I dont know if I should take paxil!!. Posted by: Luz at October 15, 2010 7:49 PM I started taking Paxil 2 months ago for anxiety. Posted by: Nick at November 6, 2010 11:47 PM starting Paxil from my psychiatrist tonight. Posted by: Sandy at December 27, 2010 4:51 PM I have been taking Paxil for seven months now and feel mixed about it but mostly positive.
Things I attributed to meds: vivid dreams, which became vivid nightmares as my dosage increased from 10 mg slowly to 40.
Where can I get more information?
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