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As I feel nauseous, can I split the daily dose of Paroxetine?


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Published At January 27, 2017
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Patient's 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 in the evening to avoid feeling horrible. Shall I?

Answered by Dr. Sonia Malhotra


Welcome to icliniq.com.

There 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 after taking Paroxetine morning dose, then you may consider this option. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sonia Malhotra
Dr. Sonia Malhotra


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