From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Paxil®, a brand name for the generic drug paroxetine, is manufactured and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline. As a member of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) class of drugs, Paxil® may be prescribed for the treatment of major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (PD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Paxil® is available for free or at a reduced cost through a number of programs.
|Brand name for||Paroxetine|
|Uses||Major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (PD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.|
|Types of coupons||Discount card, dollars off coupons, free trial offers.|
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Paxil® works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain, to assist in the improvement of specific mood disorders. It may improve a patient's mood, sleep patterns, appetite, energy level, and restore interest in daily life. It may decrease anxiety or unreasonable fears, persistent and troubling thoughts, and panic attacks, as well as unwanted urges. Some improvement is usually experienced within 1 to 2 weeks after beginning Paxil®. It may take several weeks before the full benefit is felt.
Dependence may develop on Paxil® if it has been used regularly over an extended period of time, or in higher than normal dosages. In these cases, withdrawal symptoms may be experienced if the drug is stopped suddenly.
Some side effects that have been reported among patients who use Paxil® include weight changes, stomach cramps, feelings of irritability, extreme sleepiness, concentration problems, muscle twitching, vaginal infections, flu-like symptoms, and hives. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are encouraged to discuss their treatment with a doctor before taking Paxil®, since the medication may cause adverse reactions in newborn babies.
How to Get Drug Coupons
Paxil Patient Assistance Programs and Coupons
The Xubex prescription drug service offers several discounted medications such as paroxetine, the generic form of Paxil®. Paroxetine is available through Xubex in four prescription strengths: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg. A 90-day supply of paroxetine from Xubex is available for just $30. Patients can either register for the program online or submit a mail-in form. Xubex also accepts most health insurance plans as well as Medicare Part D.