Paroxetine (paroxetine hydrochloride; trade names PaxilÂ® (United States), SeroxatÂ® (UK), AropaxÂ® (Australia)) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type. It was released onto the market in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline and has since become one of the most prescribed antidepressants on the market. It is the second most prescribed anti-depressant in the UK. It is now the subject of a fraud case in the United States due to allegations that GlaxoSmithKline suppressed research indicating that the drug caused young people to become suicidal.
Like some other antidepressants, it is also prescribed in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It was the first (and as of 2002, the only) antidepressant formally approved in the United States for the treatment of social phobia, causing it to be sometimes referred to (although inaccurately) as an anti-shyness drug.
"anti- shyness" would be similar to Erimin 5 and dormicum? Now that both drugs are very commonly abused, docs are withdrawing the med. from market.
anti- depressants are also used for treating migraine... my doc gave me 60 tablets of anti- depressants and said that it would work well with the pain killers for reliving migraines.