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Is there a generic version of Paxil CR?

The generic version of Paxil CR is extended-release paroxetine. Both Paxil CR (CR stands for controlled release) and extended-release paroxetine are tablets available in three possible doses, 12.5 milligrams (mg), 25 mg and 37.5 mg. They are formulated to dissolve slowly to release medication gradually over the course of a day.

Paxil CR and its generic equivalent are antidepressant medications that treat depression by adjusting the level of the chemical serotonin in the brain. They are SSRIs, which stands for serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

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