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Paroxetine Information

Paroxetine Benefits & Uses

Paroxetine is used to treat the following -

Paroxetine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Paroxetine


Paroxetine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Paroxetine is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Insomnia Mild
  4. Headache Mild
  5. Fatigue Mild
  6. Memory problems
  7. Ejaculation disorder
  8. Constipation Moderate
  9. Euphoria
  10. Anemia Moderate
  11. Jaundice Moderate
  12. Dizziness Mild
  13. Drowsiness
  14. Agitation
  15. Weakness
  16. Dry Mouth Mild
  17. Decreased libido
  18. Weight Change
  19. Back Pain Mild

Paroxetine Related Warnings

Is the use of Paroxetine safe for pregnant women?

Paroxetine shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.


Is the use of Paroxetine safe during breastfeeding?

Paroxetine may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Paroxetine on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Paroxetine on kidney have been reported.


What is the effect of Paroxetine on the Liver?

Paroxetine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Paroxetine on the Heart?

Paroxetine has very mild side effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Paroxetine with Other Drugs

Paroxetine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -







        Paroxetine Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Paroxetine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Bipolar Disorder
        2. Kidney Disease
        3. Liver Disease
        4. Heart Disease
        5. Depression

        Frequently asked Questions about Paroxetine

        Is this Paroxetine habit forming or addictive?

        Paroxetine does not cause addiction.


        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Paroxetine as you may feel sleepy.


        Is it safe?

        Paroxetine should be used only after doctor's advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        Yes, this Paroxetine works for mental disorders.


        Paroxetine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Paroxetine

        It is safe to take Paroxetine with food.


        Interaction between Alcohol and Paroxetine

        Taking alcohol with Paroxetine can be dangerous.

        This medicine data has been created by -
        Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience


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