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Composition FOR PAXIT

Paroxetine(20 mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Paxit 20 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Paxit 20 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Paxit 20 mg 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 PAXIT

    Paroxetine(20 mg)

    Uses

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

    How it works

    Paxit 20 mg 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

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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR PAXIT

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    • PARI 20 MG TABLET
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      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      Rs. 15.95/tablet
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      Rs. 159.50
      pay 32% more per tablet
    • PEXEP 20 MG TABLET
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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 17.10/tablet
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      Rs. 171
      pay 41% more per tablet
    • XET 20 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Zydus Cadila
      Rs. 17.40/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 174
      pay 44% more per tablet
    • PANEX 20 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Micro Labs Ltd
      Rs. 17.30/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 173
      pay 43% more per tablet
    • PAROT 20MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      ZDL(Zodiacal) Pharmaceutics Pvt.Ltd
      Rs. 10.48/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 104.82
      save 13% more per tablet

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    Expert advice FOR PAXIT

    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Paroxetine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
    • The risk of dependence is minimal with the Paroxetine.
    • Paroxetine should be taken during bedtime as it may cause excessive sleepiness.
    • The most common side effect seen with Paroxetine is nausea, vomiting followed by diarrhea. On long-term use, the patient might develop sexual side effects, but they are reversible.
    • Do not discontinue or increase/decrease the dose without consulting the doctor.
    • You may have to take Paroxetine at least for 2 to 3 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better.
    • Notify your doctor if you feel unusually agitated, irritable, or have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself.
       
    • During the treatment initially signs of anxiety may be seen in some patients.
       

    Frequently asked questions FOR PAXIT

    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)