Q. Which form of Paroxetine hydrochloride is the best?

Answered by
Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 24, 2016 and last reviewed on: Nov 18, 2020

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.

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Hi,

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  • There is a little chemical variation. But, the dose will remain the same in both the formulation.

For further information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist

Thank you doctor,

Which one is better? Do absorption and stability vary from one to another?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate is a commonly used form of Paroxetine hydrochloride. It is a stable form.
  • Paroxetine anhydrous is another form of Paroxetine hydrochloride. So, you can use this hemihydrate form.

For further information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist


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