GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of the popular brand of Paroxetine HCL called Paxil, states the following in terms of the uses, treatments, and symptoms for this medication.
Paroxetine HCL is an anti-depressant that is often prescribed as a treatment for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Paroxetine, known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) thanks to its ability to restore serotonin to healthy levels in the brain. Serotonin is neurotransmitter that is primarily responsible for the regulation of several elements of everyday life (including learning mood, memory, rewards and sleep). Paroxetine HCL has proven an effective treatment capable of improving the amount and quality of the users sleep, increasing appetite and improving outlook and attitude towards daily life. Other benefits users of Paroxetine can expect include being less fearful, lower levels of anxiety, a decrease in unwanted thoughts, fewer panic attacks and a reduction in the frequency and intensity of compulsions. Paroxetine is also an FDA-approved treatment for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PDD).
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