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Pexep 20 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Pexep Tablet

Pexep 20 Tablet is an antidepressant medicine. It is used in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder. This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly.

Pexep Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Vomiting
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Stomach upset
  • Restlessness

How to use Pexep Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pexep 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pexep Tablet works

Pexep 20 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 in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Pexep Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pexep 20 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Pexep 20 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Pexep 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Pexep 20 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pexep 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pexep 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pexep 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pexep 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Pexep 20 Tablet may be a preferred treatment for major depressive disorders with anxiety disoders.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pexep

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I have compulsive thoughts and cleanliness phobia also I take 1hr 10 min while bathing. Please suggest way to improve.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two.
Hello Dr. I am suffering from sometime extreme anger sometime while talking unwanted thought I can't trust on anybody .I feel doubt about everyone like they used me .I don't talk my old frnds also feeling little depression and very very low confidence . currently I am taking vilazine20 and my add lurasid 40 ten days ago.now little improvement bt I am not happy trying to being happy bt cant.help me
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
You seem to have anxiety with obsessions especially obsessive doubt. Vilazodone may need to be increased as 20 mg isn't usually adequate for obsessive symptoms. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life.
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FAQs

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

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

Yes, Pexep 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 Pexep on children?

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

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

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

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