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PAROCEN 12.5 MG TABLET

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Composition for PAROCEN

Paroxetine(12.5 mg)

food interaction for PAROCEN

alcohol interaction for PAROCEN

pregnancy interaction for PAROCEN

lactation interaction for PAROCEN

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Parocen 12.5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Parocen 12.5 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Parocen 12.5 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PAROCEN

Paroxetine(12.5 mg)

Uses

Parocen 12.5 mg tablet is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia.

How it works

Parocen 12.5 mg tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Memory loss, Altered sexual function, Confusion, Nervousness, Constipation, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Altered taste, Flatulence, Headache, Heartburn, Impaired concentration, Loss of appetite, Weakness, Weight gain

SUBSTITUTES for PAROCEN

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    Rs. 11.85/tablet
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Expert advice for PAROCEN

Take the medicine with food to avoid stomach upset. It is best to take the drug in the morning.
Do not take the medicine If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
Inform your doctor before taking the medicine:
  • If you experience increased depression, suicidal behavior, bipolar disorder (mania), restlessness, agitation, overactive behavior, confusion, fits (seizures or epilepsy), serotonin syndrome (muscle cramps, fever, anxiety).
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking paroxetine as it may cause drowsiness and lack of concentration.

Frequently asked questions for PAROCEN

Paroxetine

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

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 the same as Xanax?
No. Paroxetine is an anti-depressant while Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative/anti-epileptic drug

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 MAOI/benzodiazepine/anti-depressant?
Paroxetine is not a MAOI (mono-amino oxidase inhibitor) or a benzodiazepine. It is an anti-depressant

Q.Can I take paroxetine with ibuprofen/diazepam/Tylenol/Xanax/tramadol/propranolol?
Paroxetine should not be taken with diazepam, Xanax (alprazolam), paracetamol (Tylenol), tramadol or propranolol as it interacts with these drugs. Please consult your doctor before use

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 09 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)