Seroxat (Paxil) Marketing InformationSeroxat is sold in pharmcies as "Paxil". It is also possible to purchase Paxil in online store. Usually it doesn't require doctor's receipt. Seroxat also can be sold as: Paroxetine.
Seroxat (Paxil) General InformationThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Seroxat for the treatment of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Seroxat is indicated for the prevention of relapse and also recurrence of further depressive episodes.
With continued treatment, Seroxat can help restore and maintain the balance of serotonin (a naturally occurring chemical in the brain) - which helps reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Seroxat does not impair psychomotor function and does not potentiate the depressant effects of ethanol.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Seroxat (Paxil) Recommendations
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Seroxat exactly as directed.
It is usually taken once daily in the morning or evening, with or without food.
Take each dose with water. Swallow the controlled-release tablets (Seroxat CR) whole, without crushing or chewing. They are specially formulated to release the medication slowly in the body.
Try to take Seroxat at the same time each day. Do not stop taking Seroxat without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually. It may take several weeks before you feel the full benefit of Seroxat.
If you miss a dose of Seroxat, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and light.
Seroxat (Paxil) Precautions
Before you start taking Seroxat, tell your doctor if you:
are allergic to any medicines;
are taking another medicine for depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have been taking a MAOI within the last 14 days;or you are taking thioridazine;
have kidney or liver disease, diabetes, have ever had fits; have or have had bipolar disorder;
are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, are breast-feeding or wish to breast-feed.
Seroxat (Paxil) Ingredients
Active ingredient: paroxetine.