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Composition for PAROT

Paroxetine(12.5 mg)

food interaction for PAROT

alcohol interaction for PAROT

pregnancy interaction for PAROT

lactation interaction for PAROT

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Parot cr 12.5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Parot cr 12.5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Parot cr 12.5mg 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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Paroxetine(12.5 mg)


Parot cr 12.5mg tablet is used in adults in the treatment of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD (repetitive, obsessive thoughts with uncontrollable behavior), Panic disorder (panic attacks, including those caused by fear of open spaces called agoraphobia), generalized anxiety disorder (general feeling of nervousness or anxiety), Social anxiety (fear of social surroundings), Post-traumatic stress disorder/PTSD (anxiety caused by a traumatic event).

How it works

Parot cr 12.5mg tablet belongs to a group of drugs called as selective- serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the level of the chemical serotonin in the brain, which is  usually decreased in depression and related diseases.

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


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Expert advice for PAROT

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 PAROT


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)