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What is the correct Paxil dosage for Panic Disorder?

 

Paxil dosage for Panic Disorder:

12.5 mg PAXIL CR dosage The correct Paxil dosage for Panic Disorder will be different for each person. Always take your Paxil dosage according to your doctor’s order or according to the directions on the label of your prescription bottle. If your dosage is different than that of others, you should not change it before you talk to your doctor. The following information includes only the average Paxil dosages for Panic Disorder.

Paxil dosage in the oral tablet form:

Adults

The dosage for adults will usually begin at 10 mg once a day, which is usually taken in the morning. The usual adult dosage is not normally more than 60 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-oral suspension form:

Adults

The Paxil dosage for adults will usually begin at 10 mg once a day, which is usually taken in the morning. The usual adult dosage is not usually more than 60 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-oral extended release tablet form:

Adults

The Paxil dosage for the extended release tablet form usually begins at 12.5 mg once a day, which is usually taken in the morning. The usual dosage is not more than 75 mg a day however.

Children

The use and dose will need to be determined by your doctor.

Older Adults

You should probably begin at 12.5 mg once a day, which is usually taken in the morning. Your physician may increase your dosage, but in most cases will not exceed 50 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You should never keep outdated medicine or medicine that is no longer need.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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Webpage and additional information By Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist  Ph.D. Candidate 

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