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How is Paxil CR available?

Paxil CR (paroxetine) is a controlled-release form of an antidepressant medication, available in three possible dosages: 12.5 milligrams (mg), 25 mg or 37.5 mg. "Controlled release" means that the tablet is formulated to dissolve slowly, delivering a small, steady dose of medicine into the body over the course of a day. In contrast, the standard form of Paxil is available as a liquid or as a tablet that is broken down more quickly, so the level of medicine in the body peaks and then gradually declines until the next dose.

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