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PEXEP 40 MG TABLET

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Composition for PEXEP

Paroxetine(40 mg)

food interaction for PEXEP

alcohol interaction for PEXEP

pregnancy interaction for PEXEP

lactation interaction for PEXEP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pexep 40 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Pexep 40 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Pexep 40 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PEXEP

Paroxetine(40 mg)

Uses

Pexep 40 mg tablet is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia.

How it works

Pexep 40 mg tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

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

SUBSTITUTES for PEXEP

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Expert advice for PEXEP

  • 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 PEXEP

Paroxetine

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)