It is always a good idea to be sure. Paxil (Paroxetine) is a respected and very effective SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and commonly used to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, etc.
Unlike Ativan (Lorazepam), it is not habit forming (addictive) and does not typically lose effectiveness over time due to the body 'getting used' to the substance. It does take four to eight weeks to start working and may feel like it is worsening your symptoms (anxiety) initially, but that will go away and most patients derive a lot of benefit from it. Paxil is generally safe to take with statins like Crestor and you should not have interaction issues.
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