PAXIL- paroxetine hydrochloride suspension 
PAXIL- paroxetine hydrochloride tablet, film coated 
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Medication Guide


(paroxetine hydrochloride)


oral suspension

What is the most important information I should know about PAXIL?

PAXIL can cause serious side effects, including:

    • Depression or other mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions.

How can I watch for and try to prevent suicidal thoughts and actions?

Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical help right away if you have any of the followingsymptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

What is PAXIL?

PAXIL is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat:

Do not take PAXIL if you:

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if you take an MAOI or one of these medicines, including the antibiotic linezolid or intravenous methylene blue.

Do not start taking an MAOI for at least 14 days after you stop treatment with PAXIL.

Before taking PAXIL, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if you are taking any of these medicines. Your healthcare provider can tell you if it is safe to take PAXIL with your other medicines.

Do not start or stop any other medicines during treatment with PAXIL without talking to your healthcare provider first. Stopping PAXIL suddenly may cause you to have serious side effects. See, “What are the possible side effects of PAXIL?”

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take PAXIL?

What are possible side effects of PAXIL?

PAXIL can cause serious side effects, including:

In more severe or more sudden cases, signs and symptoms include:

Symptoms in males may include:

Symptoms in females may include:

Talk to your healthcare provider if you develop any changes in your sexual function or if you have any questions or concerns about sexual problems during treatment with PAXIL. There may be treatments your healthcare provider can suggest.

The most common side effects of PAXIL include:

These are not all the possible side effects of PAXIL.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store PAXIL?

Keep PAXIL and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of PAXIL.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not take PAXIL for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give PAXIL to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about PAXIL that is written for healthcare professionals.

What are the ingredients in PAXIL?

Active ingredient: paroxetine hydrochloride

Inactive ingredients:

Tablets: dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycols, polysorbate 80, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide, and 1 or more of the following: D&C Red No. 30 aluminum lake, D&C Yellow No. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C Blue No. 2 aluminum lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 aluminum lake

Oral suspension: citric acid (anhydrous), FD&C yellow No. 6, flavorings, glycerin, methylparaben, microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, polacrilin potassium, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, simethicone emulsion and sodium citrate (dihydrate)

Manufactured by: Apotex Inc.Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9L 1T9

Manufactured for: Apotex Corp. Weston, Florida USA 33326

PAXIL® and PAXIL CR® are registered trademarks of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.

All other registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information about PAXIL call 1-800-706-5575.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Revised: 9/2021

Revised: 1/2023
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