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Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR

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Overview

Introduction

Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR 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).

Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR 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 Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR 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.

Side effects of Paxan Tablet PR

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

How to use Paxan Tablet PR

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

How Paxan Tablet PR works

Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR 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 Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR 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
Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR 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
Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR 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 Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Paxan 12.5 Tablet PR is very less.

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FAQs

Q. After how many days of taking Paxan 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 Paxan. Can I stop it on my own or do I need to consult the doctor?

No, do not stop taking Paxan abruptly, without consulting your doctor. This is a common problem with Paxan 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 Paxan affect my sex life?

Yes, Paxan 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 Paxan on children?

Paxan 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 Paxan. If your doctor has prescribed Paxan 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 Paxan with it?

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

Q. Do I need to be careful while taking Paxan if I am a diabetic?

Yes, you need to be careful while taking this medicine if you are a diabetic. Paxan 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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