Paroxetine 30 mg

PARI 30 Tablet 15's
Depression Rx required
MRP ₹ 409.05
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Uses of Paroxetine

Paroxetine is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and generalised anxiety disorder. 

Therapeutic Category

Paroxetine: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

How Paroxetine works

Paroxetine works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin (a chemical that acts as a messenger between nerve cells of brain and throughout the body) and increases the levels of serotonin in the brain thus improves mood and physical symptoms of depression and also relieves symptoms of panic disorder, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Common side effects of Paroxetine

  • nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, diarrhoea or constipation
  • dizziness or shaky (tremors)
  • somnolence (excess sleepiness)
  • asthenia (muscle weakness)
  • change in sex drive or sexual function
  • left-sided chest pain, pressure, or fullness, dizziness, unsteady walking pattern (high cholesterol levels)
  • lack of appetite
  • insomnia
  • abnormal dreams
  • headache
  • difficulty in concentrating
  • agitation, weakness
  • blurred vision
  • yawning
  • weight gain
  • sweating

When to consult your doctor

Consult your doctor if you experience:

  • Unusual bruising or bleeding including vomiting blood or blood in stools
  • Difficult urination
  • Fits (seizures)
  • Signs of akathisia such as feeling of restlessness, inability to sit or stand still
  • Signs of low sodium like feeling tired, weak or confused and have achy, stiff or uncoordinated muscles
  • Allergic reaction like red and lumpy skin rash, swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, mouth or tongue, shortness of breath, difficult in swallowing and feel weak or lightheaded resulting in collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Signs of serotonin syndrome include confusion, restlessness, sweating, shaking, shivering, hallucinations (strange visions or sounds), sudden jerks of the muscles, fast heartbeat
  • Signs of acute glaucoma such as severe headache, eye pain, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, eye redness
  • Signs of stevens johnson syndrome such as widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin, particularly around the mouth, nose, eyes and genitals
  • Signs of toxic epiderma necrolysis such as widespread rash with blisters and skin peeling on much of the body surface
  • Signs of liver problems like yellowing of skin, eyes (jaundice)
  • in case of accidental overdosage

Health Tips for Paroxetine

  • Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Paroxetine as it can increase the risk of side effects
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle by engaging in regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and prioritize good sleep habits for supporting overall well-being and to complement the effects of Paroxetine
  • Seek emotional support from loved ones, support groups, or counselling services. Openly communicate with your healthcare provider about any concerns or questions you may have throughout your treatment
  • Paroxetine is often used for a specific duration to treat certain conditions. It is important to complete the full course of treatment or as prescribed by the doctor, even if you start feeling better before the treatment duration ends