About Paroxetine

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About Paroxetine

The active substance is used in:

  • depression
  • compulsive disorders
  • panic disorders
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • phobias
  • generalized anxiety disorders.

In all these diseases, the drug improves the symptoms of the disease and helps the patient to cope better with everyday life.

Paroxetine can be given as a suspension both in tablet form and as a liquid.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Treating obsessive-compulsive, panic, posttraumatic stress and generalized anxiety disorders
  • Brighten mood in depression

This is how Paroxetine works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of paroxetine.
Please also read the information on the drug groups selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, antidepressants, to which the active ingredient paroxetine belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance paroxetine

The active substance is used in:

  • depression
  • compulsive disorders
  • panic disorders
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • phobias
  • generalized anxiety disorders.

In all these diseases, the drug improves the symptoms of the disease and helps the patient in coping better with everyday life.

Paroxetine can be given in both tablet and liquid as a suspension.
For the following uses of Paroxetine , in-depth information is available:

  • depression
  • anxiety disorders
  • nervous

Mode of action of paroxetine

Paroxetine belongs to the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Like all drugs in this group, paroxetine also increases the supply of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. How to explain its mood-enhancing effect.

Unlike many other antidepressants, the active substance has no calming effect. Also, paroxetine does not enhance the depressant effect of alcohol. Nevertheless, alcohol should be avoided during treatment with this active ingredient.

Potential Paroxetine side effects may include:

Paroxetine used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Joseph E. Aponte says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Drive disorders; Social phobia

    I suffered from lack of drive (no depression) for 25 years under social phobia. I have been taking Paroxetine for 3 months. The first 3 weeks there was fierce NW, but I did not give up. Week 3-5 still felt no effect, then after week 5 I had again for 2 days violent NW. I was extremely depressed. Went to the doctor wanted to sell the medi. The doctor told me that they do not and has made me courage. Then I continued to take paroxetine for 1 week and then the effect hit like a bomb. My drive had risen by 80-90%, the social phobia disappeared. Am now a different person, am very conversational, can prevail against anyone. A group therapy with about 40 hours had zero success. The only thing about NW is the sexual disorder, but that does not bother me at the moment. Will take the medi for at least 6 months.

    Side effects: Erectile dysfunction
  2. Jay P. Richardson says:
    2.5 rating

    I have been through all trycyclic, SSNR, SSRI for 30 years. At best, the effect lasted a few weeks. Paroxetine was / is the drug of choice for anxiety disorders. Because I can tolerate the side effects a bit easier. I’m fine again

  3. Ronald A. Reyes says:
    2.5 rating

    Fatigue, loss of libido, joint pain, nausea, weight gain, dulling of feelings Nausea and fatigue have diminished during the course of treatment. Joint pain is very annoying.

  4. Estella A. Glover says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    Tiredness, lack of concentration, orgasm disorders, weight loss or loss of appetite In the beginning I was very hesitant to take this medicine, the leaflet is very scary. Now I am very glad that I have chosen it, because it helps well and I just accept the side effect.

  5. Elsa L. White says:
    3.0 rating

    Consciously no, except weight loss

    Side effects: Loss in weight
  6. Winnifred C. Wright says:
    3.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    I rescinded the paroxetine after medical consultation because I did not tolerate this drug at all. Every day I was sick with vomiting, had rapid heartbeat, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite, lost 5 kg, had tingling in the limb measures, etc.

  7. Katrina G. Alex says:
    2.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    After 5 weeks, I got a severe sore throat, had to discontinue the drug. I could not feel better until then.

    Side effects: Sore throat
  8. Melissa J. Correa says:
    4.0 rating

    Trembling all over and sore throat

    Side effects: Sore throat; Tremble
  9. Oscar D. Parker says:
    2.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    Loss of libido, muscle tremor (especially in the legs), bruising, the first two weeks of treatment nausea and aggravation of anxiety disorder, great fatigue, elevation of liver enzyme levels; In the meantime, due to the side effect, I am considering a tapering of treatment with simultaneous psychotherapy; The drug is noticeably mood-enhancing and the anxiety disorders have become less

  10. Anne J. Vo says:
    4.5 rating

    I take paroxetine for about 15 years have had three children in that time and I have to say that I have gained weight … The problem is not so much the drug itself as the constant hunger that triggers it and the extreme store of fluid … In pregnancy, I have taken paroxetine reduced but still continue, the children of mine were healthy but had difficulty drinking after birth and were in part lethargic and tired. My smallest daughter now 18 months had breathing problems and During the pregnancy so if you can: Fingers away …. Ansonten everyone has to weigh for himself whether he gets along with the constant hunger .. Perhaps it should be mentioned that the liver enzymes out of balance but in the context stay …. I think in view of how bad it is in a depression is that the lesser problem 😉 Best regards from Anja from MG: o)

  11. Patricia L. Wright says:
    3.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    During the first few weeks dry mouth, intestinal disorders, mild extrapyramidal disorders and mild blurred vision. Keep up! Personally, I have to continue taking paroxetine on a long-term basis, but now I feel like I’ve never been ill.

  12. Nita R. Pantoja says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    The first two weeks after taking very shaky, inner restlessness. Then some stomach problems. Already amitryptiline u. Doxepin taken. Paroxetine helps me a lot, very well. I am really satisfied and a new person. However, I also gained 20 kg. With an iron will and sport, I just lost 5 kg.

  13. Amanda T. Bean says:
    4.0 rating

    Paroxetine for Adh syndrome; Depression

    My psychiatrist prescribed me paroxet in 2002 to treat my depression and my ADD. After a long time of creeping (about 2 months half of the normal dosage, I think that was 10 mg) with no success, I have the normal dosage (I think 20 mg) taken. At the beginning of December 2002 I had the manic phase described in the instruction leaflet as a rare side effect, i. I could not sleep at all, had an exaggerated amount of ideas and plans that I was unable to carry out because of a lack of sleep, had talked too much, got nothing done and felt like someone who had taken drugs. About 2 months after discontinuation of the paroxet these side effects were corrected.

    Side effects: Mania
  14. Regina K. Covington says:
    4.5 rating

    Paroxetine for Depression

    I took this medicine in 2010 for about 4 months in a dosage of only 20 mg. Since I later took citalopram and venlafaxine, I have comparisons with other antidepressants. Paroxetine had a very strong effect on me from the beginning even in this low dosage. For the first three to four days, it felt like forklift driver Klaus was rearranging my brain. At least I had that picture in my head. Most likely, I would equate this side effect with confusion. After that, positive and negative emotions were swept away. Even with triggers that previously could cause or exacerbate my depression, such as As depressive music, there was nothing to get. Finally, I was able to concentrate on my therapy. Over the course of the intake, I felt manic for several weeks until my condition stabilized at a normal level. When I stopped taking the drug, I felt some kind of electric shock in my lips. That was not bad. I can recommend Paroxetine to a limited extent, but Venlafaxine has a better effect on me.

    Side effects: Mania; Confusion