- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
What is Paroxetine used for?
Paroxetine is an antidepressant used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive–compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and anxiety disorders. It belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This oral medication works by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Paroxetine?
The dosage of Paroxetine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Paroxetine at the same time each day.
What if you miss a dose of Paroxetine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Paroxetine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Paroxetine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Paroxetine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Paroxetine?
- St. John’s Wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Paroxetine.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Paroxetine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Paroxetine can interact with other antidepressants, blood thinners, and heart medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Paroxetine?
Like other medicines, Paroxetine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Paroxetine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Paroxetine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Paroxetine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Paroxetine can cause side effects such as dizziness, nervousness, mild nausea, constipation, insomnia, and dry mouth. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Paroxetine.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Paroxetine?
Is it possible for me to take Paroxetine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Paroxetine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Paroxetine?
How will Paroxetine work in my body?
How should Paroxetine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Paroxetine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Paroxetine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.