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Paxil Dosage: Appropriate amount for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

 

Paxil dosage for generalized anxiety disorder:

 Paxil dosages 40 mgThe Paxil dosage for individuals with generalized anxiety disorder is frequently different for each individual. However, you should always take your Paxil dosage as prescribed by your doctor or described on your prescription bottle. If your dose is different from others, continue to take it as suggested by your doctor until he/she tell you not to. The following information is only suggested for average Paxil dosages:

Paxil dosage for the oral suspension form:

Adults

The Paxil dosage for adults will usually begin at 20 mg once a day, which is usually taken in the morning. The usual adult dosage is not usually more than 50 mg per day.

Children

The use and dose of Paxil for children will need to be determined by your physician.

Older Adults

Usually older adults are started at 10 mg once a day, which is usually taken in the morning. Your doctor will increase your dosage as needed but will probably not exceed 40 mg per day.

 

Paxil dosage for the oral tablet form:

Adults

The dosage for adults will usually begin at 20 mg once a day, which is usually taken in the morning. The usual adult dosage is not normally more than 50 mg per day.

Children

The use and dose of Paxil for children will need to be determined by your physician.

Older Adults

Usually older adults are started at 10 mg once a day, which is usually taken in the morning. Your doctor will increase your dosage as needed but will probably not exceed 40 mg per day.

Paxil dosage in the oral extended-release tablet form for other anxiety disorders:

While Paxil is recommended in the oral extended release tablet form for treatment of panic disorders and  social anxiety disorder, it is not recommended in this form for generalized anxiety disorder.

Storage of Paxil:

You should never keep outdated medicine or medicine that is no longer need. Always make sure that this and all medicines are out of the reach of children. You should always store medicine away from heat and direct light. Also, you should never store the tablet form of this antidepressant in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or any other damp area or places where heat or moisture may cause this medicine to break down. Always keep the oral suspension form of this medicine from freezing.

When you miss your Paxil dosage:

If you forget to take your usual Paxil dosage, you need to take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose however, you need to skip the missed dose and go back your regular scheduled amount and times. You should never double up on your Paxil dosage.

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Information adapted from Consumer Reports Consumer Drug References

Webpage and additional information By Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist  Ph.D. Candidate 

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