Doctors prescribe Paxil (paroxetine) to treat patients with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Paroxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. Paxil is available only through a doctor’s prescription.
However, there have been serious side effects linked to individuals that have used this drug, including infant issues.