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Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet

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Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG Description

Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet is used to manage generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorders. Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called antidepressants. The active ingredient in

this medicine is paroxetine. Paroxetine increases the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that maintains mental balance. You should take the Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. The duration and dose of taking Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet vary depending on the patient’s condition and age. Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablets may cause minor to serious side effects such as sleepiness, headache, and forgetfulness. It is advised to consult your doctor before starting treatment with Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet and get complete information on its potential side effects and benefits. Functioning of Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet may change or get affected negatively if taken with alcohol, St. John’s Wort, and certain nutritional supplements and therefore must be avoided. Interaction of Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet with certain medications used in anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, migraine, or infection is known to produce life-threatening symptoms. Therefore, it is suggested to talk to your doctor about all medications you are taking or planning to take.


Product Summary

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ContainsParoxetine(12.5 Mg)
UsesDepression, Anxiety, OCD, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, social phobia
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, acidity, irregular menstruation
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Uses of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG

  • Treatment of major depression (hopelessness, mood swings and sleep disturbances)
  • Treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (excessive thoughts that are difficult to control)
  • Treatment of panic disorder (all symptoms resembling that of a heart attack)
  • Treatment of social anxiety disorder (fearful of socialising and communicating with people)
  • Treatment of OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
  • Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (Frightening flashbacks of the traumatic incident)
  • Treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (mood swings, depression, anxiety)

Contraindications of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG

If you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients present in the medicine. If you are taking medications classified as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) such as moclobemide or similar medici...
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Side effects of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG



Can I take a Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet during pregnancy?
No, Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet is not safe to be taken during pregnancy as it is known to cause problems in the newborn when taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before starting any medication.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
Avoid taking Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet while breastfeeding as it is found to be excreted in breast milk. If you notice your child sleeping more than usual, is facing any breathing difficulty, or is not able to suckle, immediately consult your doctor.


Can I drive if I have taken a Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet?
No, it is not safe to drive when taking Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet as it is known to cause impairment of mental and physical abilities required while driving a car. It may induce sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, forgetfulness and affect your judgement and thinking ability. Hence, it is not recommended to drive a car when under this medication.


Can I consume alcohol with the Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet?
No, alcohol must be avoided with Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet as it causes all the side effects of an overdose which can be fatal.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your symptoms persist or become worse, immediately consult your doctor.
  • You have liver, kidney, or heart problems.
  • You have epilepsy or any history of fits or seizures.
  • You have eye problems such as glaucoma.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have a history of bleeding disorders or taking any medicine that may make your blood thin.
  • You are on a low sodium diet or taking medicine for hypertension.
  • You conceive during the course of the medication or are planning a pregnancy.

Mode of Action of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet contains paroxetine as an active ingredient, known to act by raising the serotonin level in the human body. Serotonin is a hormone in the human body responsible for balanc...
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Directions for Use of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG

  • Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet must be taken as per doctor’s prescription.
  • Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet can be taken with or without food.
  • Make sure to swallow the Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.
  • Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet must be taken at the same time as per prescription to ensure better efficacy and benefits.

Interactions of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Seek medical advice before taking Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet if you are already taking medicines for severe pain, such as tramadol as Paroxee Cr 12.5mg tablet may reduce the pain-relieving effect of tra...
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  • Medicines to decrease the risk of bleeding, such as warfarin, may have the opposite effect when taken with Paroxee Cr Tablet.
  • Medicines for migraine such as sumatriptan and almotriptan when taken with Paroxee Cr Tablet may cause serious side effects.
  • Medicines for high blood pressure treatment like diltiazem, when taken with Paroxee Cr tablets, may have reduced effects making treatment ineffective.
  • Medicines for the treatment of fits or epilepsy such as phenytoin and carbamazepine and antibiotics like erythromycin reduces the effect of Paroxee Cr medicine.
  • Medicines for the treatment of depression such as buprenorphine and Parkinson’s disease like procyclidine should not be taken with Paroxee Cr Tablet as it may cause coma and life-threatening side effe...
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Interactions with food items

  • Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet may interact adversely with:
  • St. John’s Wort (herbal medicine for depression)
  • Tryptophan containing dietary supplements (milk, cheese, oats)

Storage and disposal of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG

Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablets must be stored in a dry place, away from sunlight, at room temperature, and away from the reach of children. It must be disposed of in a way that it is out of reach of ch...
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Dosage of Paroxee Cr 12.5 MG


Symptoms of an overdose of Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet can be fatal and include CNS depression leading to drowsiness and coma. Overdose may also produce serious symptoms like uncontrolled shaking of...
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Missed a Dose

Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet is generally prescribed to be taken once daily with food at night before bedtime. If you have missed a dose of Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet, take it immediately when you remember...
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I give Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablets to children?

A: Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablets are not meant to be given to children and adolescents below 18 years of age. Hence, you should not give this medicine to children.

Q: I have been taking Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablets for a week now but do not see much improvement in my condition. Should I stop taking it?

A: No, you should not stop taking Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablets suddenly without consulting your doctor as it may cause symptoms of withdrawal like mood changes, depression, anxiety, headache, disturbed sleep, confusion and sweating.

Q: What other precautions should I take while taking Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablets?

A: After taking Paroxee Cr 12.5mg Tablet if you experience palpitations or irregular heartbeat, or any discomfort that does not go away, immediately consult your doctor or the nearest emergency hospital. After taking this medicine, some patients may feel that they are unable to sit or stand still and have become too restless. Consult your doctor if you feel any of these symptoms.
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Last Updated on: 05 Feb 2022 | 06:23 PM (IST)

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