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What is Paroxetine?

Paroxetine is an antidepressant. It falls into the category of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and works to reset balance in chemicals in the brain. It is sold in various forms and in combination with other drugs, under brand names like Paxil, Aropax, Seroxat and Sereupin.

Paroxetine is available in tablet form, in a variety of dosages. It is also available in fast-acting and extended release form.

Uses for Paroxetine

Paroxetine is used to treat mental illnesses, such as depression, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder, anxiety and more.

Paroxetine should not be used with specific medications, so be sure to provide your doctor with a list of all medications (including prescriptions, over the counter medications and any vitamins or supplements) you are taking while considering paroxetine.

Paroxetine should also be avoided for people with specific medical conditions, including liver and kidney disease, blood disorders, epilepsy or seizures, narrow angle glaucoma, bipolar disorder. Those with a history of suicidal thoughts or drug abuse should also avoid paroxetine.

Possible Side Effects of Paroxetine

Side effects of paroxetine include anxiety, nervousness, decreased sex drive, drowsiness, yawning, trouble sleeping, increased sweating, increased urination, nausea, loss of appetite, numbness or tingling of the skin, weakness, dry mouth, blurred vision and more.

Severe side effects include allergic reaction (hives, rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, mouth and face, etc.),unusual behavior, decreased coordination, mood changes, panic attacks, black or bloody stools, chest pain and many more. Report any unusual symptoms or changes in physicality or behavior to your doctor immediately

Warnings About Paroxetine

The information listed here regarding paroxetine is for reference purposes only, and should not be used in place of medical advice. Always consult a doctor before introducing a new medication into your health regimen for correct dosage and treatment information, proper monitoring and further side effects or possible interactions with other medications.

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