Pexep CR (Paroxetine)
What is Pexep CR (Paroxetine) used for?
Pexep CR (Paroxetine) is a type of antidepressant that is used in the treatment of depression, and a variety of other conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and social phobia. It is also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder, which is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain, which in turn helps to maintain the mental balance.
How should I use Pexep CR (Paroxetine)?
Pexep CR (Paroxetine) tablets are taken orally. Your physician may instruct you to take this medication once daily, in the morning or at night. For female patients who are using this drug to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder, you may be directed to take one tablet each day of the month, or else for 2 weeks prior to your period. Patients should note that the exact dosage may vary depending on the condition being treated. Therefore, it is essential to consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Pexep CR (Paroxetine)?
Pexep CR (Paroxetine) has been known to cause side effects, such as:
Patients are advised to immediately consult their physician should any of these side effects persist, or if they notice extreme mood changes, suicidal thoughts, shakiness, changes in vision, easy bleeding or bruising, seizures or inconsistencies in the quantity of urine.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pexep CR (Paroxetine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially seizures, liver problems or heart complaints, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
See your physician immediately if you have any suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self harm.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.