Posted by linkadge on November 14, 2004, at 12:23:13
In reply to Does Paxil and Paxil CR hit same receptors??, posted by theo on November 14, 2004, at 11:39:47
I don't exactly know what your doctor means.
The only real difference between paxil and paxil CR, is that the CR version is released more gradually, and hence you may not have a whammy of side effects all at once (like with immediate release)
You may also find it affects your mood more evenly throughout the day. (I found with regualr paxil, my mood would take a dive before the next dose, but the CR version did not do this)
I think what he means is that because the paxil CD is coated, it would likely not release its contents in the stomach, and perhaps avoiding some nausia)
If regualr paxil worked for you then there is nor reason that paxil CR would not.