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Paxil and Premature Ejaculation
Delayed ejaculation is a well known side effect of paroxetine. However this trait can be useful for men with premature ejaculation. Paroxetine increases the latent period of intravaginal ejaculation (time between the start of penetrative intercourse and ejaculation).
Paroxetine with sildenafil (Viagra) helps premature ejaculation better than paroxetine alone1.
Dose for premature ejaculation: 10–40 mg once daily; or 20 mg taken 3–4 hours before planned intercourse.
Paxil and Anxiety
Paroxetine was the first antidepressant formally approved in the United States for the treatment of social anxiety disorder, causing it to be sometimes referred to (although inaccurately) as an anti-shyness drug.
Paroxetine reduces anxiety, feelings of anger, paranoid thoughts, and pressure in social situations. The general mood is positively improved; the abilities to focus on tasks, cope with stressors, and move forward in your life are increased. A more positive outlook and social interaction are much easier to achieve.
Paroxetine significantly reduces and even eliminates the panic attacks.
Dose for Panic disorder: Initially, 10 mg a day. Increase if needed by 10 mg/day increments at intervals of at least 1 week. The target dose is 40 mg daily.
Dose for GAD, Social anxiety, Post-traumatic stress disorder: 20 mg once daily; range 20-60 mg/day.
Paxil and OCD
Paroxetine reduces frequency of obsessive thoughts, time spent performing compulsive acts, and degree of anxiety.
Dose for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Initially, 20 mg once daily. Increase if needed by 10 mg/day increments at intervals of at least 1 week. The recommended long-term dose is 40 mg daily. The maximum is 60 mg a day.
Paxil and Depression
Paroxetine is "broad-spectrum" antidepressant effective for depression of all types including mild, moderate and severe depression. Paroxetine is a good choice in anxious depression, when it is accompanied by high levels of anxiety. It is also helpful in the prevention of depressive relapse.
Dose for depression: Initially, 20 mg once daily. Increase if needed by 10 mg/day increments at intervals of at least 1 week, up to a maximum of 50 mg a day.
Acute episodes of depression require several months or longer of antidepressant therapy. Paroxetine efficacy is maintained for periods of up to 1 year.
It takes about 4-6 week for paroxetine to start working.
Author: OriginalDrugs Team