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Copay or $129 without insurance.
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Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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Paxil (Paroxetine)

Paxil is the brand name of paroxetine, an FDA-approved antidepressant prescription drug that is used in the treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions, most notably major depressive disorder. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression-related symptoms, including sadness, sleeping difficulties, appetite reduction, and mood swings. It is generally only prescribed to adults since it’s not yet known whether the medication is safe and effective for children and adolescents.

As well as depression, Paxil has also shown to be effective for patients with OCD, anxiety, and PTSD. As a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), the drug works on the patient’s serotonin levels, helping them to live a more balanced, positive life.

What is Paxil Prescribed For?

Paxil is an antidepressant that is prescribed for many mental health conditions. While it’s most commonly used to treat major depressive disorder, a Paxil prescription can also be written for social anxiety disorder, OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, and others. It’s also sometimes used in the treatment of some menopause-related symptoms, such as flushes, night sweats, and hot flashes.

There’s a growing demand for Paxil online due to rising rates of mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety. Symptoms of depression include feeling sad and empty, having low thoughts, losing interest in activities once found enjoyable, and low energy.

Anxiety disorders such as GAD are categorized by a continually feeling of worry or anxiety (at least six months), irritability, fatigue, restlessness, and sleep difficulties.

How Does Paxil Work?

Paxil is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), a class of drugs that work to increase the brain’s serotonin levels. Studies have shown that there is a link between low serotonin levels and depression; Paxil works to increase these levels by blocking the serotonin uptake that usually occurs in nerve cells following a signal from the brain chemical. In doing so, it helps to generate extra serotonin, as it ensures that the chemical won’t be present if levels are too low. Over time, this results in higher levels of serotonin, which, among other things, boosts mood.

Paxil has also been shown to have noradrenergic effects by blocking norepinephrine reuptake, which allows people to respond better to stressful situations.

What Are The Side Effects of Paxil?

All medications can have side effects, especially those that affect the brain. Paxil is no different, though the majority of people experience no side effects or only mild side effects. Around 1 in 100 people that Paxil will experience the following side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Sleep issues
  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhea

More severe side effects are rare but can happen. Around 1 in 1000 people that take Paxil may experience the following side effects:

  • Severe weight changes
  • Changes to their menstrual cycle
  • Confusion, severe headaches
  • Bleeding in the gut
  • Blurred vision

Most people are able to take Paxil for a long time without experiencing long-term side effects, but some patients may be at risk of sexual health issues or contracting diabetes.


For more detailed information about Paroxetine (Paxil), you can refer to the following sources:


The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC 

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.