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Paroxetine

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

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?

Those womens are pregnant, before taking Paroxetine should be consult to doctor. If you don't do same, Then it will cause some serious side effects on your body.

Severe

Is the use of Paroxetine safe during breastfeeding?

Paroxetine should not be taken without first taking your doctor's advice, as it may severe side effects for breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Paroxetine on the Kidneys?

Paroxetine is rarely harmful for kidney.

Mild

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.

Mild

What is the effect of Paroxetine on the Heart?

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

Mild

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 -

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Paracetamol,Tramadol

      Dextromethorphan

      Cetirizine

      Paracetamol,Codeine

        Quinidine

        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?

        No, there is no any evidence that Paroxetine is addictive.

        No

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

        No, you should do not do anything that requires the brain to be active and alert after taking Paroxetine.

        Dangerous

        Is it safe?

        Yes, but take Paroxetine only as per medical advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        Yes, taking Paroxetine can treat mental disorders.

        Yes

        Paroxetine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Paroxetine

        It is safe to take Paroxetine with food.

        Safe

        Interaction between Alcohol and Paroxetine

        Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Paroxetine as it can have severe side effects.

        Severe
        This medicine data has been created by -
        Md Saadullah
        M.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience
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        Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        2 Years of Experience
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        References

        1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 986-988
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 461
        3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride)