Common "Paroxetine" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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.

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Can I split the daily dose of Paroxetine for nausea?

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 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 ho...  Read Full »

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