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Parona CR 12.5 Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Parona CR 12.5 Tablet is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is widely prescribed to treat depression and anxiety-related conditions like panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Parona CR 12.5 Tablet helps many people to recover from depression by improving their mood and relieving anxiety and tension. It can be taken with or without food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms.

Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).

To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you have trouble sleeping. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.

Some common side effects of Parona CR 12.5 Tablet include nausea, fatigue, dry mouth, loss of appetite, increased sweating, dizziness, nervousness, tremors, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), and constipation. Sexual side effects like decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction may also be seen. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, heart problems, or glaucoma. These may affect your treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines may affect the way it works, especially other antidepressants and medicines called MAO inhibitors. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

Uses of Parona Tablet PR

Benefits of Parona Tablet PR

In Depression

Parona CR 12.5 Tablet works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.

In Panic disorder

Parona CR 12.5 Tablet can help relieve symptoms of many panic disorders including panic attacks. It can help you feel calmer and improve your ability to deal with problems. Do not stop taking it, even when you feel better, unless your doctor advises you to.

In Anxiety disorder

Parona CR 12.5 Tablet helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in your brain. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants and is normally taken once a day. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Exercise and a healthy diet can also improve your mood. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

Side effects of Parona Tablet PR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Parona

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Tremor
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Decreased libido

How to use Parona Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Parona CR 12.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Parona Tablet PR works

Parona CR 12.5 Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Parona CR 12.5 Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Parona CR 12.5 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Parona CR 12.5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Parona CR 12.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Parona CR 12.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Parona CR 12.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Parona CR 12.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Parona CR 12.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Parona CR 12.5 Tablet to start working.
  • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause upset stomach, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Parona CR 12.5 Tablet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Parona CR 12.5 Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Parona CR 12.5 Tablet is very less.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylpiperidine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Parona with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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PANIC ATTACK ANXIETY DISORDER T
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed me ration, lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
Anxiety disorder from.past 4 years taking paroxitine and clonazepam 12.5 /0.5 mg
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Based in your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. After how many days of taking Parona CR 12.5 Tablet will I start feeling better?

You may start to see an improvement in your symptoms after 1-2 weeks of starting the treatment. In case you do not see any improvement, do not stop the medicine and consult your doctor. It may take around 4-6 weeks to see the full benefits of the medicine.

Q. I feel that my symptoms have worsened after having started taking Parona CR 12.5 Tablet. Can I stop it on my own or do I need to consult the doctor?

No, do not stop taking Parona CR 12.5 Tablet abruptly, without consulting your doctor. This is a common problem with Parona CR 12.5 Tablet that initially you may feel that your symptoms have worsened but the benefits start appearing after 1-2 weeks. If the worsening does not improve even after 1-2 weeks, you must consult your doctor.

Q. Can Parona CR 12.5 Tablet affect my sex life?

Yes, Parona CR 12.5 Tablet use may affect your sex life. It can cause decreased sexual desire and inability to reach orgasm in both men and women. Additionally, men may even experience abnormal erection and ejaculation.

Q. What is the effect of Parona CR 12.5 Tablet on children?

Parona CR 12.5 Tablet should not be used in children under 18 years of age. The reason being, patients under 18 have an increased risk of experiencing side effects such as suicidal thoughts, aggression, oppositional behavior and anger when they take Parona CR 12.5 Tablet. If your doctor has prescribed Parona CR 12.5 Tablet for your child and you are worried about these side effects, discuss it with your doctor.

Q. I have been taking tamoxifen for breast cancer. Can I take Parona CR 12.5 Tablet with it?

No, you should not take Parona CR 12.5 Tablet if you are receiving tamoxifen. Tamoxifen often causes hot flashes (episodes of feeling extremely hot), which can be treated with Parona CR 12.5 Tablet. But Parona CR 12.5 Tablet may reduce the effectiveness of tamoxifen and can lead to recurrence of breast cancer.

Q. Do I need to be careful while taking Parona CR 12.5 Tablet if I am a diabetic?

Yes, you need to be careful while taking this medicine if you are a diabetic. Parona CR 12.5 Tablet may alter your blood sugar levels and your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines may need adjustment. Talk to your doctor regarding this and keep a regular check on your blood sugar levels.

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