paroxetine, Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva

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Is paroxetine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Use of paroxetine during pregnancy may result in congenital heart defects. Paroxetine should not be administered to pregnant women unless the need justifies the risk.

Paroxetine is secreted in breast milk. Mothers who are taking paroxetine should consider not breastfeeding.

What else should I know about paroxetine?

What preparations of paroxetine are available?

Tablets: 10, 20, 30, and 40 mg; Paxil CR Tablets: 12.5, 25, and 37.5 mg; Suspension: 10 mg/5ml

How should I keep paroxetine stored?

Tablets should be kept at room temperature, 59 F - 86 F (15 C - 30 C). The suspension and controlled release tablets should be stored at or below 77 F (25 C).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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