I sometimes forget to take a dosage maybe on average once a week. Does this have any kind of effect?
It is very important to take your meds as precribed if they are going to work properly. I too am on Paxil, just had it increased today. It is a wonder drug as far as I am concerned, I have had no side effects from it and it doesn't clash with any of my other pills. Once in awhile shouldn't harm you but if you make a habit of it the Paxil will not work as good as it should for you. Try to remember it every day. Get a calendar and after you take your pill mark it on the calendar, I used to forget some pills once in awhile and that is what helped me stop that habit. Put the calendar right there by your bedroom door and you will see it all the time to remind you. Hope this suggestion works for you if you want to try it, sounds silly but it does work to train your mind not to forget and eventually it will be just habit and you can take it down. Good luck hope you have good luck with the Paxil like I did, marjorie zych
If you do not take your Paxil every day then your blood level will drop every time you miss and you won't get the full benefit of the drug.It isn't like a tylenol or cough medicine that you take as needed. You can also get headaches and withdrawal symptoms when you miss your dose.
I keep my cell phone near me and set an alarm reminder in my phone. And sometimes I ask a family member to remind me also just in case.
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