Paxil: Peace and Serenity
Without Paxil, many people would not be able to continue functioning. In fact, many people are still alive thanks to Paxil, a drug commonly prescribed to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and suicidal thoughts. The drug has been shown to be quite effective in relieving and almost eliminating symptoms of psychological problems among young adults and older adults. Many people find they can take Paxil for an extended period of time without significant side effects, which might be experienced by other drugs. Paxil provides many people with the chance to live normally and to enjoy their lives like never before.
It is never easy to start taking a medication. There is no doubt that such a powerful medicine may affect the body in many ways. It is therefore important that a person who has serious psychological symptoms should be monitored when they start taking the drug. This may mean in-patient treatment for a few days or weeks until the doctors feel confident that the dosage is correct and the body adjusts to the medication. The reason for the monitoring is that at the beginning of the treatment phase, a patient may experience a temporary worsening of symptoms, including suicidal thoughts. Therefore, he or she should be watched carefully when starting to take Paxil or when switching dosage. However, once this phase has ended, the patient can keep taking Paxil without significant disruption in one's daily routine.
It is essential to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking and to let him or her know your medical history. It is not safe to take Paxil while pregnant, because it has been shown to cause heart complications in infants whose mothers took the drug. Paxil should also be avoided while nursing. However, consult your doctor before going off of Paxil, and if you find out you are pregnant while taking it, see your doctor immediately. He or she may be able to "wean" you off Paxil and find an alternative medicine for you.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.