PARO 20MG TABLET

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Composition FOR PARO 20mg tablet

Paroxetine(20mg)

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Paro 20mg tablet at a fixed time.
Paro 20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Paro 20mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PARO 20mg tablet

    Paroxetine(20mg)

    Paro tablet uses

    Paro 20mg tablet is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    How paro tablet works

    Paro 20mg tablet works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

    Common side effects of paro tablet

    Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue.

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    Expert advice FOR PARO tablet

    • It can take 2-3 weeks for Paroxetine to start working.
    • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Paroxetine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • If your doctor asks you to stop Paroxetine, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
    • The addiction/dependence potential of Paroxetine is very less.
    • You may develop anxiety during initiation of therapy.

    Frequently asked questions FOR PARO 20mg tablet

    Paroxetine

    Q. Is paroxetine available or sold over the counter?
    No. Paroxetine is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter
    Q. Is paroxetine safe?
    Yes. Paroxetine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
    Q. Is Paroxetine a narcotic/controlled/addictive substance?
    No. Paroxetine is not a narcotic/controlled substance. However, it can cause addiction in some cases because of its effects on the brain
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    Q. Is paroxetine the same as Xanax?
    No. Paroxetine is an anti-depressant while Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative/anti-epileptic drug
    Q. Is paroxetine a MAOI/benzodiazepine/anti-depressant?
    Paroxetine is not a MAOI (mono-amino oxidase inhibitor) or a benzodiazepine. It is an anti-depressant
    Q. Does paroxetine cause headache, weight loss, memory loss, hair loss, high blood pressure?
    Yes. Paroxetine may cause headache, weight loss, memory loss, hair loss or high blood pressure. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)