Paroxetina

paroxetina

What is paroxetine?

Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Last updated on Jan 14, 2019. What is paroxetine? Paroxetine is an antidepressant that belongs to group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, anxiety, or other disorders.

Do the side effects of paroxetine go away?

Some of the common side effects of paroxetine will gradually improve as your body gets used to it. Common side effects happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Keep taking the medicine but tell your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or dont go away:

Is it safe to take paroxetine?

En general, los adultos mayores no deben tomar la paroxetina porque no es tan seguro ni tan eficaz como otros medicamentos que pueden usarse para tratar la misma afección. Si va a someterse a una cirugía, incluso una cirugía dental, informe a su médico o dentista que está tomando paroxetina.

Is paroxetine effective for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Comparative efficacy of paroxetine is equivalent to that of clomipramine and venlafaxine. Paroxetine is also effective for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Paroxetine is approved for treatment of PTSD in the United States, Japan and Europe. In the United States it is approved for short term use.

What are the uses of paroxetine oral tablet?

Paroxetine oral tablet can be used to treat depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

How effective is paroxetine for depression?

Effective for major depression and various anxiety disorders, it quickly gained a sizable share of the antidepressant prescription market. By the late 1990s, paroxetine frequently was being associated with serious drug interactions and medication side effects.

What is the difference between Brisdelle and paroxetine?

Paroxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The Brisdelle brand of paroxetine is used to treat hot flashes related to menopause. Brisdelle is not for treating any other conditions.

How is paroxetine metabolized in the body?

Many drugs, including most drugs effective in the treatment of major depressive disorder (Paroxetine, other SSRIs and many tricyclics), are metabolized by the cytochrome P450 isozyme CYP2D6. Like other agents that are metabolized by CYP2D6, Paroxetine may significantly inhibit the activity of this isozyme.

Can I take paroxetine If Im already taking other medicines?

Its important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if youre already taking any medicines, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with paroxetine. The medicines mentioned below are those that may significantly interact with paroxetine.

Are there any long-term side effects of paroxetine?

Are there any long-term side effects? For most people, paroxetine is safe to take for a long time. A few people may get sexual side effects, such as problems getting an erection or a lower sex drive. In some cases these can continue even after stopping the medicine.

What should I avoid while taking paroxetine?

You shouldn’t drive, use heavy machinery, or do other activities for which you need to be alert until you know how this drug affects you. Paroxetine can also cause other side effects.

How effective is paroxetine for depression?

Effective for major depression and various anxiety disorders, it quickly gained a sizable share of the antidepressant prescription market. By the late 1990s, paroxetine frequently was being associated with serious drug interactions and medication side effects.

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