Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An oral antidepressant of the SSRI class of drugs.

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  • n. an antidepressant drug, Paxil.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

par(a)-1 + ox(y)- + (m)et(hyl) + (piperid)ine.

Examples

  • The memo went on: “It would be commercially unacceptable to include a statement that efficacy had not been demonstrated, as this would undermine the profile of paroxetine aka Paxil.”

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  • As part of the deal, Mylan, a U.S. maker of generics, will have the right to market its version of Glaxo's drug, generically known as paroxetine hydrochloride, beginning no later than Oct. 1, 2008.

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  • The FDA said early results from two studies suggested women who took paroxetine, which is available under the brand name of Paxil, during the first three months of pregnant were one and a half to two times as likely to have a baby with a heart defect as women who received other anti-depressants or women who simply didn't take anti - depressants.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2006

  • The FDA said early results from two studies suggested women who took paroxetine, which is available under the brand name of Paxil, during the first three months of pregnancy were one and a half to two times as likely to have a baby with a heart defect as women who received other anti-depressants or women who simply didn't take anti - depressants.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2006

  • The researchers, from the Cornell Medical Centre in New York, examined the sperm of 35 healthy men before and after a course of the popular anti-depressant paroxetine, which is also known as Seroxat.

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  • Tellingly, the only SSRI mentioned by name in the Consensus Group’s summation paper was paroxetine, aka Paxil.

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  • "The straightforward answer is to avoid prescribing strong CYP2D6-inhibiting SSRIs (such as paroxetine or fluoxetine) for women with breast cancer who are prescribed tamoxifen, and to consider instead drugs with low potential to inhibit CYP2D6 (such as citalopram or venlafaxine)," they wrote.

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  • It was previously suspected that antidepressants that boost the release of the naturally occurring neurotransmitter serotonin, such as paroxetine, might interfere with this process.

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  • As just one example, the prescribing information for paroxetine, which is typical of the SSRI-class drugs, states, "The efficacy of paroxetine in the treatment of major depressive disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (PD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is presumed to be linked to potentiation of serotonergic activity in the central nervous system resulting from inhibition of neuronal reuptake of serotonin.

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  • The list includes over-the-counter medicines such as Piriton and Nytol, and the anti-depressant paroxetine, used in Seroxat.

    Over 65s who take more than one medicine should consult their doctors

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