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Can You Get Paxil (Paroxetine) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Paxil (Paroxetine) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Paxil. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Paxil, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Paxil (Paroxetine)?

Paxil (paroxetine) is an antidepressant that is prescribed for panic disorder and anxiety disorder. It helps to relieve symptoms of stress, mood swings, and may give you more energy. It can also be used for symptoms related to menopause such as night sweats and hot flashes. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs.

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Warning

Warning: The use of certain antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents may increase the risk of suicidal ideations and behaviors. While taking antidepressants, mental health can change in unexpected ways. You should call a doctor right away if you experience any suicidal thoughts. Always talk to a doctor about the risks and benefits of taking antidepressant medication before beginning or stopping treatment.

How Does Paxil Work?

Serotonin is a chemical that occurs naturally in your brain. It acts as a neurotransmitter that helps regulate your moods, sleeping patterns, and other functions. If you have a mood or anxiety disorder, you are not getting enough levels of serotonin in your brain.

Paxil works to balance your level of serotonin by preventing your brain cells from absorbing the serotonin too quickly. With balanced serotonin levels, Paxil can help reduce your anxiety and enhance your mood. It can also help relieve other coexisting symptoms such as headaches or depression.

What Are the Associated Dosages and Treatments for Paxil?

Paxil is commonly taken once a day, usually in the morning. But for vasomotor symptoms, it is recommended to take Paxil at bedtime. Depending on your condition, the dosage can be between 10mg to 50mg per day and is adjusted by 10mg at 1-week intervals until you and your doctor find a dose that works for you.

Paxil is taken by mouth with or without food. Taking it with food may help to decrease symptoms of nausea. If this medication makes you sleepy, your doctor may suggest you switch to taking it in the evening. The tablet should not be crushed or chewed and should be taken all at once to reduce the risk of side effects.

Before starting Paxil, you should tell your doctor about all the medications that you are taking, including any vitamins, supplements, or herbal products. Do not increase the dose of this medication unless instructed by your doctor. It can increase the risk of side effects and will not improve your condition faster. It may take several weeks for Paxil to take full effect.

It is important that you continue taking Paxil even if you are feeling better and do not think you need it anymore. If you want to stop, consult your doctor first. Suddenly stopping this medication may give you adverse symptoms such as headache, sleep changes, and tiredness. Your doctor may want to reduce your dosage gradually in order to minimize any side effects.

What Are the Benefits of Paxil?

Studies have found that Paxil may affect personality traits in a positive way. Researchers suggest that SSRIs such as Paxil may be able to improve levels of neuroticism and lower levels of extraversion that can be found in people with depression.

Neuroticism means that you may be inclined to have negative emotions such as stress, anxiety, hostility, and self-consciousness.

One study involved a placebo-controlled trial that involved 240 adults who had moderate to severe depression. Of the 240 adults, 140 took Paxil, 60 took placebos, and 60 participated in cognitive therapy for eight weeks.

During weeks 9 to 16, 30 of the patients that were on placebo switched to Paxil. The results showed that the placebo people that were switched to Paxil had a reduction in symptoms of depression equal to 75 percent of the people in the SSRI group.

What Are the Side Effects of Paxil?

Most side effects of Paxil are generally mild. Some common side effects of Paxil may include the following:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Lack of appetite
  • Drowsiness
  • Yawning
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Weakness
  • Blurry vision

Occasionally, some side effects may worsen. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Restlessness
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Changes in sexual ability
  • Easy bleeding
  • Easy bruising

Rarely, serious side effects may occur. Seek immediate medical assistance if any of the following symptoms occur:

  • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Hallucinations
  • Unusual changes in vision
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Eye swelling, pain, or redness
  • Stools that are black in color

What Are the Drug Interactions for Paxil?

Paxil may have drug interactions with certain medications such as the following:

  • Sedatives
  • Sleeping pills
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Seizure medicines
  • Allergy medications
  • Narcotics
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Fentanyl
  • Tramadol
  • Blood thinners
  • Heart medications
  • Cimetidine
  • St. John’s wort
  • Tamoxifen
  • L-tryptophan
  • Fosamprenavir
  • Theophylline
  • Almotriptan
  • Sumatriptan
  • Rizatriptan
  • Antidepressants

What Should You Know About Paxil and Pregnancy?

If you become pregnant while taking Paxil, tell your doctor right away. Paxil can cause lung problems and heart defects in newborns if you take Paxil during pregnancy.

This medication can pass into breast milk and affect a nursing baby. Consult with your doctor about how to start or stop taking Paxil during your pregnancy.

What Are Withdrawal Symptoms for Paxil?

Symptoms of Paxil withdrawal usually start within 3 days of stopping the medication and may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty coordinating speech and chewing
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Tremors
  • Loss of coordination
  • Balance problems and dizziness
  • Electric shock sensations

What Is the Withdrawal Timeline for Paxil?

The Paxil withdrawal timeline will look different for everybody. However, on average, it will look something like this:

  • 1-2 days after last dose: Withdrawal symptoms start
  • 4-5 days after last dose: Symptoms of Paxil withdrawal peak
  • 2-3 weeks after last dose: Most symptoms of withdrawal should be gone

How Long Do Paxil Withdrawal Symptoms Last?

Paxil withdrawal symptoms may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. In some cases, symptoms may last for a few months. 

When Do Paxil Withdrawal Symptoms Start?

Withdrawal symptoms from Paxil usually start within 1 to 3 days of your last dose.

How Long Until Paroxetine Is Out of Your System?

99% of paroxetine will be out of your system within 4 and a half days. It should be half out of your body within about 24 hours.

When Should I Stop Taking Paroxetine?

You should only stop taking paroxetine after talking to your doctor and developing a plan to taper off of it slowly. It is also important to note that your depression, anxiety, or other symptoms you were using Paxil to treat may return once you stop taking paroxetine.

Can You Request a Paxil Prescription Online?

Legally, you must have a medical consultation with a doctor before you can get a prescription for certain medications.

You can request a prescription for Paxil online from our licensed doctors after the physician completes a medical evaluation. Your doctor will review your symptoms medical history, and any current medications in order to determine a diagnosis and care plan, and whether you would qualify for a prescription.

Should You Talk to a Doctor About Paxil Withdrawl?

Are you struggling with Paxil withdrawal symptoms? The best thing to do is talk to a doctor, who can perform a medical evaluation. The doctor may prescribe something to help relieve your symptoms, or they may have you start taking Paxil again and taper off the medication more slowly.

With PlushCare, you can have an online appointment with one of our trusted doctors. If they think a prescription medication will help your withdrawal symptoms, they can electronically send the prescription to your local pharmacy.


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