Select therapeutic use:

Anxiety/OCD:

Indications for PAXIL CR:

Panic disorder. Social anxiety disorder.

Adult:

Swallow whole. Give once daily, usually in the AM, adjust by 12.5mg/day at 1-week intervals. Panic disorder: initially 12.5mg/day; max 75mg/day. Social anxiety disorder: initially 12.5mg/day; max 37.5mg/day. Elderly, debilitated, severe hepatic or renal impairment: initially 12.5mg once daily; max 50mg/day.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Concomitant pimozide, thioridazine. During or within 14 days of MAOIs (including linezolid, IV methylene blue).

Boxed Warning:

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults; monitor all patients for clinical worsening or unusual changes. Monitor for serotonin syndrome; discontinue and treat if occurs. Screen for bipolar disorder. History of seizures (discontinue if occurs), mania/hypomania. Cardiac disease. Angle-closure glaucoma. Write ℞ for smallest practical amount. Avoid abrupt cessation; reduce dose gradually. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly. Neonates. Pregnancy (Cat.D); avoid use. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

SSRI.

Interactions:

See Contraindications. Do not start MAOI until at least 2 weeks after discontinuing paroxetine. Increased risk of serotonin syndrome with other serotonergic drugs (eg, triptans, tricyclic antidepressants, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, buspirone, amphetamines, St. John's Wort) or with drugs that impair serotonin metabolism (eg, MAOIs, linezolid, IV methylene blue). Avoid alcohol. Potentiation with other protein bound drugs. Increased risk of bleeding with NSAIDs, aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin, or others that affect coagulation. May affect, or be affected by, drugs metabolized by CYP2D6 (eg, propafenone, flecainide, atomoxetine, desipramine, dextromethorphan, metoprolol, nebivolol, perphenazine, tolterodine, venlafaxine, risperidone). May reduce effects of tamoxifen; consider alternative antidepressant. Monitor digoxin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, theophylline, warfarin. Antagonized by fosamprenavir/ritonavir. Hormonal contraceptives and PMDD treatment: see full labeling.

Adverse Reactions:

Abnormal ejaculation, headache, nausea, somnolence, diarrhea, asthenia, dizziness, sweating, constipation, decreased appetite, insomnia, decreased libido, tremor, akathisia, dry mouth, female genital disorders, abnormal vision, impotence, hyponatremia, abnormal bleeding, others; serious discontinuation symptoms (monitor).

How Supplied:

CR—30; Tabs—30; Susp—250mL

Pricing for PAXIL CR

25mg tablet (Qty: 30)
Appx. price $59
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Mood disorders:

Indications for PAXIL CR:

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Adult:

Swallow whole. Give once daily, usually in the AM, adjust by 12.5mg/day at 1-week intervals. MDD: initially 25mg/day; max 62.5mg/day. PMDD: Give daily throughout menstrual cycle or intermittently (start 14 days before expected menses onset through 1st full day of menses): initially 12.5mg/day; usual max 25mg/day. Elderly, debilitated, severe hepatic or renal impairment: initially 12.5mg/day; max 50mg/day.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Concomitant pimozide, thioridazine. During or within 14 days of MAOIs (including linezolid, IV methylene blue).

Boxed Warning:

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults; monitor all patients for clinical worsening or unusual changes. Monitor for serotonin syndrome; discontinue and treat if occurs. Screen for bipolar disorder. History of seizures (discontinue if occurs), mania/hypomania. Cardiac disease. Angle-closure glaucoma. Write ℞ for smallest practical amount. Avoid abrupt cessation; reduce dose gradually. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly. Neonates. Pregnancy (Cat.D); avoid use. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacologic Class:

SSRI.

Interactions:

See Contraindications. Do not start MAOI until at least 2 weeks after discontinuing paroxetine. Increased risk of serotonin syndrome with other serotonergic drugs (eg, triptans, tricyclic antidepressants, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, tryptophan, buspirone, amphetamines, St. John's Wort) or with drugs that impair serotonin metabolism (eg, MAOIs, linezolid, IV methylene blue). Avoid alcohol. Potentiation with other protein bound drugs. Increased risk of bleeding with NSAIDs, aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin, or others that affect coagulation. May affect, or be affected by, drugs metabolized by CYP2D6 (eg, propafenone, flecainide, atomoxetine, desipramine, dextromethorphan, metoprolol, nebivolol, perphenazine, tolterodine, venlafaxine, risperidone). May reduce effects of tamoxifen; consider alternative antidepressant. Monitor digoxin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, theophylline, warfarin. Antagonized by fosamprenavir/ritonavir. Hormonal contraceptives and PMDD treatment: see full labeling.

Adverse Reactions:

Abnormal ejaculation, headache, nausea, somnolence, diarrhea, asthenia, dizziness, sweating, constipation, decreased appetite, insomnia, decreased libido, tremor, akathisia, dry mouth, female genital disorders, abnormal vision, impotence, hyponatremia, abnormal bleeding, others; serious discontinuation symptoms (monitor).

How Supplied:

CR—30; Tabs—30; Susp—250mL

Pricing for PAXIL CR

25mg tablet (Qty: 30)
Appx. price $59
GoodRx