PAROXETINE: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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PAROXETINE: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo



PAROXETINE is an antidepressant used to treat depression/anxiety related disorders in adults.

Common side-effects

• Nausea
• Insomnia
• Decreased appetite
• Tremors
• Headache

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take PAROXETINE with meals for best results.
• Inform your doctor if you have or had any history of kidney, liver, epilepsy, diabetes, glaucoma, depression or fertility problems.
• You are recommended not to take alcohol along with PAROXETINE. Together they may bring up very unpleasant side effects.
• Always check with your doctor before taking other medication along with PAROXETINE.
• Do not take PAROXETINE if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
• Check with your doctor, if you experience restlessness or feel like you are unable to sit or stand.
• Also, do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you have thoughts of self-harm or infliction to yourself, there could be a remote possibility to have these thoughts when you start taking antidepressants initially.


Q. How does PAROXETINE help?
A. PAROXETINE helps by enhancing mood-enhancing chemical (serotonin) levels in the brain. PAROXETINE improves mood, sleep, energy levels and appetite. Hence people get relief from post traumatic stress and anxious conditions while taking PAROXETINE as prescribed.

Q. What is the best time to take PAROXETINE?
A. One should take PAROXETINE as prescribed by the physician, taking it in the morning with food reduces nausea and sleeplessness at night. However, PAROXETINE may be specifically given at night time to some patients who experience drowsiness during the day.

Q. Can I take PAROXETINE with St. John's wort?
A. No, it is not advised to take PAROXETINE with St. John's wort (natural substance). PAROXETINE with St. John's wort together may cause serotonin (natural substance) level increase which may lead to serotonin syndrome. Please check with your doctor before taking the two together.

Q. Can I stop taking PAROXETINE on my own?
A. Always check with your doctor before stopping the medicine. Your doctor will gradually decrease the dose, to prevent any withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, headache, feeling anxious, burning and electric shock sensations. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.

Q. Is it safe to give PAROXETINE to children and adolescents?
A. No, PAROXETINE should not be self medicated specially to children. Dose is to be supervised, PAROXETINE may not be safe for children and adolescents as it may have increased risks of withdrawal symptoms and side effects like suicidal tendencies, lack of appetite, anxiety, changing emotions or hyperactivity.

Q. Does PAROXETINE cause weight gain?
A. Yes, PAROXETINE may cause weight gain as it may restrict some physical activity due to its sedative nature. It is advisable to follow diet and exercise while you are on this medication. Discuss with your doctor if you think you’ve put on excessive weight.