About "Paroxetine"

Paroxetine is a drug that belongs to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group. It is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During the first few months of treatment, Paroxetine might increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Related Terms: Anxiety, Ssri, Dapoxetine, Clonazepam, Depression, Fluoxetine, Escitalopram

Recently Answered Questions

Can I take Paroxetine for premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old unmarried male, who is suffering from premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. I do not get a hard erection during masturbation. And I ejaculate in less than 50 seconds. I once tried having sex, but I ejaculated during the foreplay itself, so I did not penetrat...  Read Full »
Dr. Purushottam Sah
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Premature ejaculation is very common and is usually not associated with any disease, but it may be due to anxiety. Sometimes, there may be a problem with the prostate gland and thyroid hormone. Most often it is a chronic problem and you have to take medicines. Also, the...  Read Full »
Which form of Paroxetine hydrochloride is the best?
Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with depression, OCD and anxiety. My current medications are Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate and Clonazepam. I would like to know if Paroxetine hydrochloride formulation is the same as Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate.  Read Full »
Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is a little chemical variation. But, the dose will remain the same in both the formulation. For further information consult a psychiatrist online -->  Read Full »
Why is my son put on Paroxetine in spite of having bad withdrawals previously?
Query: Hello doctor, My 28 year old son is being treated for bipolar disorder and depression. He has been on and off antidepressants since he was 16 years old due to high anxiety issues. He just started with 50 mg Serquiler one to two tablets at night, 600 mg Gabapentin thrice a day, 20 mg Paxil once a day...  Read Full »
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Seroquel (Quetiapine) and Oxcarbazine (Oxcarbazepine) are indicated in bipolar disorder as both have mood stabilizing properties. Paxil (Paroxetine) and Gabapentine (Gabapentin) are used in anxiety or depression. As you mentioned that Paxil was used in the highest...  Read Full »
As I am gaining weight with Paroxetine and Mirtazapine, shall I opt Zoloft?
Query: Hi doctor, I have OCD and bipolar depression. I am taking Paroxetine and Mirtazapine for OCD and sleep respectively. I am gaining too much weight. Can I switch to Zoloft?  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Both Mirtazapine and Paroxetine are known to cause weight gain. Sertraline (Zoloft) also causes some weight gain. So, in my opinion shifting to Sertraline will not be a good idea. Other SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Flu...  Read Full »
Is Prozac a better alternative for Paroxetine?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe anxiety disorder for the past two years. It all started with a severe panic attack then I was diagnosed with acute hypochondriac. I have been always worrying about my heart health and fearing that any time I may get an attack. This has reduced my quality ...  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Hypochondriasis is a serious anxiety condition which cause severe symptoms and fear about health condition. Both Paroxetine and Prozac (Fluoxetine) are the drugs belonging to SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) group of drugs. ...  Read Full »
I am developing withdrawal symptoms of Paroxetine. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I am a doctor. From the past year, I have been suffering from delayed onset sleep disorder, I sleep at 4 AM and wake up after noon. I saw a psychiatrist, and he put me on Melatonin, Modafinil, and Zolfresh. But I am still unable to sleep at the desired time, a...  Read Full »
Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for this query. I can understand your concern regarding your delayed onset insomnia. Sleep is very important for a good mental health. Sleep disturbances can cause depression and vice versa I have read your history carefully. You are suffering from insomnia, whic...  Read Full »
As I feel nauseous, can I split the daily dose of Paroxetine?
Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Paroxetine 20 mg tablet daily for my anxiety. Initially, I have been having half a tablet for a few months and have been told to now take the full tablet. However, I get very nauseous on taking the full tablet. So, I was wondering if I could take half in the morning and a half...  Read Full »
Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to is no problem in taking Paroxetine half dose in the morning and a half in the evening.But, Paroxetine is a highly sedating medicine, and that is why it is prescribed at night.If you stay at home, do not drive a vehicle and do not use any sharp tools for up to 6 hours...  Read Full »
Will my anxiety relapse if I stop SSRI?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a male who was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and social anxiety, eight years back. Initially, I was prescribed Paxil 20 mg, which helped treat my anxiety and depression but I started having side effects of weight gain, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction. When I st...  Read Full »
Dr. Manjunadh M Nair
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Paroxetine acts on multiple receptors, and it is known for its withdrawal effects of weight gain due to its antihistaminic and anticholinergic action.SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) can cause significant sexual dysfunction. Usually, Bupropion along with SSR...  Read Full »
Can I take Vitamin B12 with Seroxat?
Query: Hi doctor, Can I take vitamin B12 with Seroxat?  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Seroxat is Paroxetine and is an SSRI drug. You can take Vitamin B12 with this drug without any worries. Cyanocobalamine or Methylcobalamine either of the form you can take. This will not cause any drug interdictions. Take care. For more information consult a psychi...  Read Full »
I feel depressed and anxious in a new social situation. How to overcome this?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 years old girl. I feel nervous, anxious, and my heart rate increases whenever I am in a new social situation. I have a fear of being embarrassed and judged all the time even for the smallest day to day activities. I always feel as others treat me as low in their comparison. I t...  Read Full »
Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia
Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Take tablet Paxidep CR 25 mg (Paroxetine) half tablet in the morning and one tablet at night. Do meditation daily. Before a stage performance or when you are going to meet a new person take tablet Betacap TR 20 mg (Propanolol) one tablet one hour before the meeting. Fo...  Read Full »


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