Paxil is powerful blocker of serotonin reuptake. The clinical effect is quite pronounced as in the endogenous, and at reactive and neurotic depressive states. The drug can be used in the lonely, retarded depression, but as a means of prevention – in patients with unipolar circular psychosis.
– Depression of all types, including reactive depression, endogenous depression and severe depression accompanied by anxiety);
– Panic disorder with agoraphobia or without it (the effectiveness of the drug is retained for 1 year, preventing the recurrence of panic disorder);
– Social anxiety disorder/social phobia (efficacy maintained long-term treatment of this disorder);
– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Paxil usually may be used in doses ranging from 10 to 40 mg/day, at least 60-80 mg/day. Increase the dose gradually, not more than 10 mg (0,01 g) a week. The optimum dose is 20 mg/day (once in the morning time with food).
Paxil does not increase anxiety and agitation, not causes of sleep disorders. Of the side effects observed: nausea, dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness, disturbance of accommodation. Treatment is carried out under the supervision of a psychiatrist.