Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication for adults, who are not younger than18 old. It is indicated for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and some other disorders.
Before applying this medication, you should consult your healthcare provider. Tell your doctor before getting the prescription if you may experience an allergic reaction to any substances, foods or medical drugs.
Tell the attending physician if you experience any of the following conditions: abnormal bleeding, heart diseases, problems with sexual function, liver or kidney problems, hypertension, epilepsy, drug addiction. Inform your doctor if you have any other health problems and any symptoms that bother you.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines, especially depression medications, MAO inhibitors, stimulant drugs, infection medications, and Parkinson's medications. Paroxetine can interact negatively with some medicines and substances, so it is important that your doctor should know about all the medications, vitamins or food additives that you are taking in order to avoid any bad interaction with other drugs.
You should systematically visit your doctor and check the results of the treatment. Your mood may be unstable, so you should warn your close people that you are taking an antidepressant medication and may behave unusually.
The application of Paroxetine in New Zealand during pregnancy is not recommended due to the risk of harm to the baby. Tell your doctor ahead of time if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Using too high doses of Paroxetine in New Zealand can be extremely dangerous.
Avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment, as this can cause negative consequences.
In some cases, young patients may experience suicidal thoughts when first taking this antidepressant. Do not stop taking your medicine without consulting your doctor.
It may take up to 4 weeks of the treatment for symptoms to improve.
Mode of Application
Follow your doctor's instructions while using Paroxetine. Before the first intake, carefully read the instructions for use of the medicine. Follow the dosage prescribed by your attending physician. Only your doctor can adjust the daily dose of the medicine.
Paroxetine tablets are taken whole, without chewing or breaking them, with a small amount of water.
If you are taking the liquid form of the medication, then you should use the special dispenser that comes with the medicine. Shake the bottle before each intake.
If your condition does not improve, do not stop using the medicine and tell your doctor about any changes you experience.
The use of Paroxetine can cause some adverse reactions, and common ones include insomnia, vision problems, dizziness, sweating and trembling, headache, appetite problems, and problems with sexual function.
A serious adverse reaction requiring emergency medical attention is an allergy, which manifests itself in edema, rash, hives, and breathing problems. Other serious side effects include: mood swings, aggressiveness, extreme agitation, fever, swelling, eye pain, unexplained bruising, and bone pain, loss of coordination, hallucinations, heart palpitations, nausea, fainting, and suicidal behavior.
The list of adverse reactions in the article is not complete. Consult your doctor for complete instructions on how to use this medication.
Paroxetine may interact badly with some medicines, which include anti-seizure medications, pain medicines, migraine medications, theophylline HIV medications, and narcolepsy medications.