Paxidep 12.5 mg tablet: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Sun

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Trade name: Paxidep

Strength: 12.5 mg

Type: Tablet

Active ingredient: Paroxetine

Category: Paroxetine belongs to group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine is an antidepressant.

Pregnancy category: Paroxetine belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: D AND US FDA pregnancy category: D

Uses: Paxidep 12.5 mg tablet is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

How to use: Take Paxidep 12.5 mg tablet orally with food to avoid nausea usually once daily. If it is causing drowsiness take it in the night time. After you stop medication you may experience withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, nausea, confusion. anxiety, insomnia, irritability. Your doctor will reduce the dose gradually to over come withdrawal symptoms.

Side Effects: Nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, constipation, weakness, dry mouth, yawning, sweating, blurred vision, vision changes, impotence, difficulty having an orgasm.

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Dosage: Usual adult dose for depression: Immediate release tablets and suspension: Initial dose: 20 mg orally once a day. Maximum daily dose: 50 mg. sustained release tablets: Initial dose: 25 mg orally once a day. Maximum daily dose: 62.5 mg

Written by: : team

Date last updated: August 21st, 2016

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