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How does Paxil work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?
Paroxetine is a preparation which belongs to a class of drugs called antidepressants or SSRI(selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). The preparation works by selectively inhibiting serotonin reuptake without affecting other neurotransmitters and thus increasing serotonergic transmission in the CNS. The effects of the preparation may be monitored within 10 days of its use.
Which conditions are treated with Paroxetine?
The preparation is indicated in treatment of:
- Depression of different etiology
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Panic disorders
What should a patient know before using Paxil?
The Paroxetine should not be used in cases of:
- Hypersensitivity to any components of the drug
- Use of MAO inhibitors
- Closed angle glaucoma
- Prostate gland hyperplasia
- Young age
During the treatment patients should avoid tasks that need increased concentration or operating of complex machinery.
Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?
The side effects of Paxil include:
- Somnolence or insomnia
- Decreased concentration
- Emotional lability
- Accommodation paresis
- Pupil dilation
- Pain in the eyes
- Ear ringing
- Decrease or increased arterial pressure
- Tachycardia or bradycardia
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decrease libido
- Allergic reactions
It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.
Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Paroxetine?
The drug is affected by the following:
- H2-histamine blocker
- MAO inhibitors
- Blood thinners
Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.
Important information for the patient:
Paxil is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.