PAROXETINE

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noun. an antidepressant of the SSRI category. It is presently one of the most frequently rendered antidepressants. Alike to other SSRI's, it is utilized to remediate depression and anxiety-related illnesses or dysfunctions, like panic disorder, cultural phobia, and OCD. It varies from other SSRI's, because most patients are easily sedated instead of the drug being an activator- hence, it ought to be taken in the evening instead of upon waking. It shouldn't be taken by patients who are already taking MAOI's. Paroxetine is accessible in immediate and controlled-release forms. U.S. brand name: Paxil.

PAROXETINE: "Jennifer was hopefully postpartum depression wouldn't rear it's ugly head again after her third pregnancy- she'd spent two years on Paroxetine after the first two."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PAROXETINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/paroxetine/ (accessed October 5, 2022).

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