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Brand Name Paxil
Generic Name Paroxetine
Category Antidepressant
Medication 10, 20, 30 and 40 mg

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What is Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) and what are its uses ?
How does Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Paroxetine (Generic Paxil)
Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) Warnings and Precautions.
Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) Side effects.

 

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What is Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) and what are its uses ?

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) is classified as an antidepressant. Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) helps to improve a person's mood by treating depression.

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) can also help people with anxiety problems like social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, or post-traumatic stress.

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) may also be prescribed for other purposes, like premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

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How does Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) Works (Mechanism) ?

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) tablets contain the active ingredient paroxetine, which is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) acts on nerve cells in the brain.

In the brain there are numerous different chemical compounds called neurotransmitters. These act as chemical messengers between the nerve cells. Serotonin is one such neurotransmitter and has various functions that we know of.

When serotonin is released from nerve cells in the brain it acts to lighten mood. When it is reabsorbed into the nerve cells, it no longer has an effect on mood. It is thought that when depression occurs, there may be a decreased amount of serotonin released from nerve cells in the brain.

SSRIs work by preventing serotonin from being reabsorbed back into the nerve cells in the brain. This helps prolong the mood lightening effect of any released serotonin. In this way, Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) helps relieve depression, panic and fear.

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) may also be used in the treatment of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and generalised anxiety disorder.

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Dosage: How should you take Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) ?

Take Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) tablets orally.

You should not chew, crush, or cut these tablets. You may take Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) with or without food. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Take your Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) doses at regular intervals. Do not take Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) more often than directed.

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) Dosage for Adults

Depression
The usual prescribed dose of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) is 20 milligrams a day, taken as a single dose, usually in the morning. At intervals of at least 1 week, your physician may increase your dosage by 10 milligrams a day, up to a maximum of 50 milligrams a day.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
The usual prescribed dose of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) is 20 milligrams a day, typically taken in the morning. At intervals of at least 1 week, your doctor may increase the dosage by 10 milligrams a day. The recommended long-term dosage is 40 milligrams daily. The maximum is 60 milligrams a day.

Panic Disorder
The usual prescribed dose of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) is 10 milligrams a day, taken in the morning. At intervals of 1 week or more, the doctor may increase the dose by 10 milligrams a day. The target dose is 40 milligrams daily; Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) dosage should never exceed 60 milligrams.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The recommended dose of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) is 20 milligrams taken once a day, usually in the morning.

Social Anxiety Disorder
The recommended dose of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) is 20 milligrams taken once a day, usually in the morning.

For older adults, the weak, and those with severe kidney or liver disease, starting doses are reduced to 10 milligrams daily, and later doses are limited to no more than 40 milligrams a day. Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The recommended dose of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) is 20 milligrams taken once a day, usually in the morning.

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) Dosage for Children
Paroxetine (Generic Paxil)
is not for use in children. However, contact your health care professional regarding the use of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) in children if necessary. Special care may be needed.

Have you skipped your Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) dose?
If you miss a dose of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil), take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take double or extra doses of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil).

If you take too much of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil)?
Incase of an overdose with Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) seek medical emergency immediately.

The symptoms of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) overdose may include

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • tremor,
  • seizures,
  • agitation,
  • drowsiness,
  • hyperactivity, and
  • enlarged pupils.

Where should you store Paroxetine (Generic Paxil)?
Store Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil)
Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) tablets are available in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg and 40 mg.

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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Paroxetine (Generic Paxil)

The following drugs may interact with Paroxetine (Generic Paxil). They may increase or decrease the activity of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil).

  • astemizole
  • cisapride
  • pimozide
  • terfenadine
  • thioridazine
  • medicines called MAO inhibitors-phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid selegiline
  • antacids
  • alcohol
  • amphetamine
  • certain diet drugs (dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, phentermine, sibutramine)
  • certain migraine headache medicines (almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan)
  • cimetidine
  • dextroamphetamine
  • dextromethorphan
  • digoxin
  • fosphenytoin
  • furazolidone
  • linezolid
  • lithium
  • medicines for psychotic disturbances
  • other medicines for mental depression, mania, anxiety, or difficulty sleeping
  • medicines for regulating heart rhythm or blood pressure
  • phenobarbital
  • phenytoin
  • prescription pain medications
  • primidone
  • procarbazine
  • selegiline
  • St. John's wort, Hypericum perforatum
  • theophylline
  • tramadol
  • warfarin

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.  

Who should not take Paroxetine (Generic Paxil)?

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) should not be used by people taking antipsychotic medicine thioridazone, suffering from uncontrollable epilepsy or manic episodes of bipolar affective disorder (manic depression).  

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) should not be used by people who have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant (MAOI) in the last 14 days.

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

The safety of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) in pregnancy has not been established. Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) should be used with caution during pregnancy, and only if the benefits to the mother outweigh any potential risks to the foetus. Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) has not been studied in pregnant women, however symptoms that resemble side effects or withdrawal symptoms of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) have been seen in newborn babies whose mothers took paroxetine in the third trimester. Seek medical advice from your doctor if you get pregnant or plan to have a baby while taking Paroxetine (Generic Paxil). If you get pregnant and decide to stop taking Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) you should not do so suddenly - see the warning above about withdrawal symptoms.

Small amounts of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) may pass into breast milk, however the effect of this on the nursing infant is unknown. As a result Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) should only be used during breastfeeding if the expected benefits to the mother outweigh any risks to the nursing infant. Women who need to take Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) could consider not breastfeeding. It is important to seek medical advice from your doctor.

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Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) Warnings and Precautions.

Inform your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Continue to take your tablets even if you do not immediately feel better. It can take several weeks before you feel the full effect of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil).

Patients and their families should watch out for worsening depression or thoughts of suicide. Also watch out for sudden or severe changes in feelings such as feeling anxious, agitated, panicky, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, severely restless, overly excited and hyperactive, or not being able to sleep. If this happens, especially at the beginning of antidepressant treatment or after a change in dose, call your health care professional.

If you have been taking Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) regularly for some time, do not suddenly stop taking it. You must gradually reduce the dose or your symptoms may get worse. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how paroxetine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase or decrease the effects of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil). Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds or allergies without asking your prescriber or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Paroxetine (Generic Paxil).

Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) Side effects.

Side effects of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • agitation, anxiety, or restlessness, especially in the first week of treatment or when doses are changed
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • heart palpitations
  • pain or difficulty passing urine
  • painful or prolonged erection (men)
  • passing urine more often than usual
  • fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control
  • rash, itching (hives)
  • tingling, pain or numbness in the hands or feet
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Side effects of Paroxetine (Generic Paxil) that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

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