Active Ingredient: The main active ingredient of this medication is Paroxetine Hydrochloride. It is a highly potent and selective 5-HT uptake inhibitor that binds with high affinity to the serotonin transporter. This active component plays the role of an antidepressant, an anxiolytic drug, a serotonin uptake inhibitor, a hepatotoxic agent and a P450 inhibitor. This drug is a member of piperidines, a member of benzodioxoles, an organofluorine compound and an aromatic ether. This is derived from a monofluorobenzene. It is a conjugate base of a paroxetinium.
Indications: Paroxetine composed medication is an antidepressant that belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Paxil affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, or other disorders. It is used to treat the major depressive disorder.
It can be used to treat panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Action Mechanism: This medication works by restoring the balance of a certain natural substance like serotonin in the brain. Paxil 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.
Dosages: This medicine is made available for oral administration as a conventional tablet form in dosages as mentioned below:
- 10 mg: It must be taken at once a day with or without food in the morning as directed by the doctor
- 20 mg: This drug is to be administered once a day with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
- 30 mg: This tablet must be consumed once a day in the morning as advised by the doctor
- 40 mg: Administer this drug once a day as recommended by the doctor
Note: Avoid taking MAO inhibitor within 14 days before or 14 days after consuming this medication.
What is Paxil?
Paxil is an antidepressant belonging to a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, anxiety, or other disorders.
What is Paxil used for?
Paxil is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
How to use Paxil?
It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell the doctor if symptoms do not improve.
What happens in case a dose is missed?
Take the missed dose as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What should be avoided while taking Paxil?
Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects. Paxil may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful in case of driving or doing anything that needs alert.
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