Paxidep CR is a medication prescribed to treat depression, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and severe premenstrual syndrome. A brand for paroxetine, Paxidep is available in countries, such as Canada and India. Many side effects are possible.
Paxidep CR is the controlled-release version of Paxidep, available in dosages of 12.5 mg, 25 mg and 37.5 mg. Elderly patients and those with certain health conditions may need lower doses to avoid side effects. You should swallow Paxidep CR whole because crushing or chewing it releases too much medicine at once.
Paxidep CR is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, a drug that maintains levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain.
Common Side Effects
Common Paxidep CR side effects include constipation or diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, insomnia, nausea, nervousness and ringing in the ears.
In the United States, paroxetine is available as brands such as Paxil and Pexeva. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires a warning label because of increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior when the drug is used in children, teens and young adults with depression.
People with cardiovascular disease, a seizure disorder or liver or kidney problems may not be able to take Paxidep because it may worsen these conditions. Paxidep use during pregnancy can cause heart defects in the developing baby. Paxidep also interacts with many other drugs, so inform your doctor of all medications that you use.