Paxil (Paroxetine) is usually 10 mg or 20 mg per day. Your doctor may gradually increase the maximum dose to 50 mg or 60 mg daily to control symptoms.The duration of the treatment depends on your disease. Although patients generally feel some improvement in the first two weeks, the full effect of the drug may take longer to be observed.Even if you feel good about yourself, you should continue to take medicines for the time that your doctor has suggested to prevent symptoms from returning. This may last a few months after depression has been overcome, may take longer in panic disorders or obsessive (obsession) and compulsions (uncontrollable behaviors).


Depression: It is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of all types of depression including reactive and severe depression and depression accompanied by anxiety. Following adequate response at baseline, treatment with Paxil continues to be effective in preventing depression relapse. Anxiety Disorders: Prevention of the treatment and relapse of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms. Prevention of the treatment and relapse of symptoms of Panic Disorder with or without agoraphobia. Social Anxiety Disorder / Social Phobia Treatment. Prevention of the treatment and relapse of the symptoms of Psychotic Anxiety Disorder. Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.