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Aropax

Generic Name: Paroxetine hydrochloride
Product Name: Aropax

Indication

Action

Antidepressant action by selective inhibition of pre-synaptic uptake of serotonin (5- hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT), thus increasing the levels of this neurotransmitter in the brain

Dose advice

Major depression:

  • 20mg once daily, gradually increasing as necessary to a maximum of 50mg once daily. Use of maintenance doses of >20mg is not usually necessary.

Obsessive compulsive disorder; social phobia; generalized anxiety disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder:

  • 20mg once daily, gradually increasing as necessary to a maximum of 50mg once daily.

Panic disorder:

  • Start at 10mg daily, increasing if necessary to 10mg after a week to 20mg once daily. Use of maintenance doses >20mg is not routinely necessary.

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

Uncommon side effects

Rare side effects

  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatic failure
  • Galactorrhoea
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Seizures
  • Akathesia

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 18 July, 2006

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