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Paroxetine Hydrochloride

[ Generic Medicines for Depression Treatment ]

Apotex Paxil

Paroxetine Hydrochloride is a phenylpiperidine derivative and belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This medication shows antidepressant and anxiolytic properties. It also binds to the pre-synaptic serotonin transporter complex leads to negative allosteric modulation of the complex so as to block the reuptake of serotonin. It blocks that chemical by the pre-synaptic transporter. Due to the hankering of serotonin, it enhances serotonergic function through serotonin accumulation in the synaptic cleft. It leads to symptomatic relief of depressive illness.

Class of Drugs – A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

Molecular Formula – C19H21ClFNO3

Molecular Weight - 365.8 g/mol

Working: Given active component, Paroxetine Hydrochloride is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that increases the amount of the hormone serotonin that the body produces and releases in the brain. Serotonin chemical helps with symptoms of depression, compulsions, stress, and anxiety.

Uses: This medication is indicated for the treatment of depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It helps to restore the balance of a certain natural substance like serotonin in the brain.

Paroxetine Hydrochloride is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that may improve the mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore the interest in daily living. It may lower the fear, anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and the number of panic attacks. It reduces the urge to perform repeated tasks that interfere with daily living.

Popular Brands and Dosages: Given active component is available in a popular brand medicine as follows:

  • Paxil: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg

Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication, especially loss of appetite and weight loss. Monitor weight and height in children who are consuming this medicine.