Paxil is a medication that may be prescribed for the treatment of clinical depression, a debilitating mental disorder that causes feelings of prolonged sadness and hopelessness because of certain brain chemical imbalances. The drug may also be prescribed if you are living with other mental disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, or obsessive compulsive disorder), which tend to have similar origins. Paxil is available as a pill that is to be taken orally. It can also be found in its generic form, as Paroxetine. To purchase Paxil, you must obtain a valid prescription from your doctor. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Ask your doctor if Paxil is safe to take during pregnancy, while breast feeding, or if you become pregnant during your treatment. Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Paxil. Advise your doctor of other medical conditions you have so it can be determined if Paxil is right for your situation.