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Is paxil recommended for anxiety disorder?

Hello My question is : My Family doctor wants me to try Paxil for grneralized anxiety disorder and im afraid to take it because of all the side effects listed and i read all these negative reviews about paxil on the internet, am i graunteed to get the side effects or are they their for precaution like my dr. said?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Mar 2014
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I can understand your concern regarding the side effects of Paxil (paroxetine). Paroxetine ia selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and an effective treatment for paroxetine.

Every drug has some side effects. The side effects are listed to make a person aware so that he can report if any of it occurs. That doesn't mean that every person who takes it will develop side effects. It is like balancing risk benefit ratio. Paroxetine, as I mentioned earlier is an effective drug for generalised anxiety and I do recommend that you take it under proper supervision.

Hope I was able to answer your query. Best wishes.

Answered: Mon, 19 May 2014
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