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Paxotus 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Paroxetine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: October 14, 2020

Paxotus 25 MG Tablet is an antidepressant that is used in the treatment of various mental disorders such as OCD, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In some cases, Paxotus 25 MG Tablet is also used in the treatment of hot flashes and night sweats that comes from menopause.

On using Paxotus 25 MG Tablet the common side effects that you may experience are dryness of the mouth, reduced appetite, drowsiness, insomnia, problems with ejaculation, agitation, chest pain, skin rash, difficulty in breathing, lightheadedness, dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, restlessness, speech problems, blurred vision, acidity, abdominal pain, cough, darkening of the urine and shakiness.

Notify your doctor immediately if you have suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, coordination issues and convulsion. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant,
  • Breastfeeding a baby.
  • Low sodium levels.
  • History of seizures or epilepsy.
  • History of glaucoma.
  • Liver, heart or kidney diseases.
  • Taking any prescriptive or over the counter drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements. As interaction with certain drugs especially anti-inflammatory ones such as NSAID may cause certain harmful reactions.

The dosage for Paxotus 25 MG Tablet will be prescribed by your doctor as per your medical history, age, gender, the current medical condition and what reactions you have after the first course of medicine. Paxotus 25 MG Tablet is available in both tablet and liquid form. Generally the usual dose in adults is about 20 mg (tablet/suspension) orally once in a day.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:

  • Depression

    This medicine is used for the treatment of acute episodes of depression associated with chemical imbalance in the brain.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

    This medicine is used for the treatment of a mental condition characterized by an abnormal fear during normal social situations.
  • Panic Disorder

    This medicine is used for the treatment of panic disorder and associated symptoms like overwhelming anxiety and fear coupled with increased heart rate, trembling, numbness and tingling sensation.
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

    This medicine is used to treat depression, tension, and irritability occurring 5-11 days before the start of a menstrual cycle.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Ocd)

    This medicine is used for the treatment of a disorder where a person is driven to do compulsive tasks caused by obsessive thoughts.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd)

    This medicine is used for the treatment of anxiety, sleeplessness and other behavioral changes after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
  • Anxiety

    This medicine is used for the treatment of general anxiety caused due to excessive thinking about life, work, relationships etc.
  • Postmenopausal Symptoms

    This medicine is used to treat symptoms like anxiety, mood swings, fear etc associated with menopause in women.
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

    This medicine is not recommended for use while a MAOI medicine (Rasagiline/Selegiline/methylene blue etc.) is being consumed. This medicine should be consumed at least 14 days after stopping the use of MAOI medicines.
  • Thioridazine

    This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is taking Thioridazine (medicine used to treat schizophrenia).
  • Pimozide

    This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is taking Pimozide (anti psychotic medicine).
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you a known history of allergy to Paxotus 25 MG Tablet or any other ingredient present with it.

Side effects that might occur after the consumption of this medicine include:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clearly established. Dosing, duration and the condition for which this medicine is given determine the effective time duration.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and may take months to show. It varies depending on the intended use and the dosing.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended as the risk of adverse effect on the fetus is very high. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended unless necessary. If necessary, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding before treatment with this medicine is initiated.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is found that consumption of alcohol is unsafe with this medicine.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This medicine may cause side effects which affects the alertness of the patient. Thus driving must be avoided if you are taking this medicine.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution in patients with kidney disease is needed. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Caution in patients with liver disease is needed. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Paxotus 25 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If the next scheduled dose is less than 4 hours away, then the missed dose should be skipped.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include agitation, hallucinations, convulsions, nausea, drowsiness, fast or slow heartbeat, and convulsions.
  • India

  • United States

  • Japan

This medicine works by selectively inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin. This results in higher concentrations of serotonin in the brain.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medicine. It is advised to refrain from driving vehicles and operating heavy machinery while using this medicine.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Linezolid

    Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. There must be a sufficient time gap between the use of these medicines. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.

    Lithium

    Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high when these medicines are used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.

    Ondansetron

    Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high when these medicines are used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.

    Sertraline

    Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high when these medicines are used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.

    Warfarin

    Report the use of Warfarin or other anticoagulants to the doctor before receiving paroxetine. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high in the elderly and patients with kidney or liver diseases. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.

    Aspirin

    Report the use of Aspirin or other NSAIDs to the doctor before receiving paroxetine. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high in the elderly and patients with kidney or liver diseases. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.

    Methylene blue

    Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. There must be a sufficient time gap between the use of these medicines. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.

    Indinavir

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use them together.

    Sumatriptan

    Report the use of either of the medicines to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects is significantly high when these medicines are used together. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment after accessing the condition.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Kidney Disease

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney function. Suitable dose adjustments should be made based on the serum creatinine levels for moderate to severe impairment.

    Glaucoma

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having narrow-angle glaucoma. The symptoms of the disease might worsen if this medicine is used in such patients.

    Hypertension

    This medicine may cause an increase in the blood pressure levels and hence should be used with caution in patients with hypertension. The blood pressure level should be constantly monitored before and during the course of treatment.

    Liver Disease

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired liver function. Suitable dose adjustments should be made based on the severity of impairment.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.

Ques: After how many days of taking Paxotus 25 MG Tablet will I start feeling better?

Ans: You may start seeing improvement in your symptoms after 1-2 weeks of starting the treatment. In case you do not see any improvement, please consult your doctor.

Ques: Can Paxotus 25 MG Tablet affect my sex life?

Ans: Yes, There is a possibility that it may affect your sex life. You may feel a lack of sexual desire and inability to reach orgasm.

Ques: What is the effect of Paxotus 25 MG Tablet on children?

Ans: It should not be used in children under 18 years of age. Children below 18 years of age may experience side effects such as suicidal thoughts, aggression, oppositional behavior and anger when they take Paxotus 25 MG Tablet.

Ques: I have been taking tamoxifen for breast cancer. Can I take Paxotus 25 MG Tablet with it?

Ans: No, you must avoid taking Paxotus 25 MG Tablet if you are receiving tamoxifen.

Ques: Do I need to be careful while taking Paxotus 25 MG Tablet if I am a diabetic?

Ans: Yes, Paxotus 25 MG Tablet may alter your blood sugar levels and your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines may need adjustment. Consult your doctor and keep a regular check on your blood sugar levels.
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