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Pexep 20mg Tablet

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Pexep 20 MG Description

Pexep 20 mg Tablet is an antidepressant (medicines that fight depression). It helps manage the symptoms of depression and anxiety-related disorders such as OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and pan

ic disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a condition wherein there is excessive obsession (repeated thinking about something,) for instance, the fear of germs and hygiene, or there is compulsion (repeat behaviour,) for instance, checking the lock often though it is locked well. Panic anxiety disorder is when the affected individual experiences extreme fear for situations that do not need such a response. The fear might be accompanied by rapid heartbeat, chest pain, stomach pain, dizziness, feeling hot, chill, sweating, or numb hands. Anxiety disorder can cause symptoms such as feeling restless, tense, rapid heartbeat or sweating. For individuals with anxiety disorders, the fear is not temporary, and it could worsen with time. The symptoms can be such that they interfere with schoolwork and job performance. Paroxetine is the active ingredient of Pexep 20 mg Tablet. Pexep 20 mg Tablet increases the levels of a brain chemical called serotonin which helps in the following ways: improves your mood, relieves anxiety and tension, helps you keep calm, helps you deal better with your problems, helps you sleep better, and reduces panic attacks. Share your detailed medical history with your doctor, including any diseases, allergies, medicines you are currently taking, diseases in your family, etc. Your doctor prescribes the most suitable dose based on your health and symptoms. Never self-medicate: Your doctor will conduct a thorough evaluation and prescribe Pexep 20 mg Tablet only if it is helpful to you. Initially, your doctor might prescribe lower doses and gradually increase the dosage. Pexep 20 mg Tablet takes some time to work. Do not change the dosage without speaking to your doctor. For maximum benefits, take Pexep 20 mg Tablet at the same time, every day as suggested by your doctor. It will avoid missed doses and overdosage too. Pexep 20 mg Tablet might cause some side effects. Do not stop the medicine even if you feel better. The side effects are usually temporary and disappear once your body gets familiar with the medicine. However, if the side effects are bothering you, speak to your doctor. Sudden stopping of medicine can lead to severe side effects called withdrawal symptoms. Some are restlessness, anxiety, palpitation, sleep disturbances, and dizziness. When it is the right time, your doctor will gradually reduce the Pexep 20 mg Tablet dosage over a few weeks before completely stopping the medicine.

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Product Summary

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ContainsParoxetine(20.0 Mg)
UsesDepression, Anxiety-related disorders such as OCD/ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and panic disorder
Side effectsDry mouth, Nausea, Loss of appetite, Fatigue, Dizziness, Constipation
TherapyANTI-DEPRESSANT
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uses

Uses of Pexep 20 MG

  • Pexep 20 mg Tablet manages the symptoms of depression.
  • Pexep 20 mg Tablet also manages anxiety-related disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and panic disorder.
contraindications

Contraindications of Pexep 20 MG

  • If you have an allergy to Pexep 20 mg Tablet or Paroxetine
  • If you are under 18 years of age
sideEffects

Side effects of Pexep 20 MG

  • Here are the most common side effects of Pexep 20 mg Tablet:
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea/ vomiting sensation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue/ extreme tiredness or body pain
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation/ difficulty in passing stools
  • Pexep 20 mg Tablet has fewer side effects than older antidepressants, and they are mild and disappear gradually as your body gets used to the medicine. If the side effects are too much and troublesome...
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precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Pexep 20 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Pexep 20 mg Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Take Pexep 20 mg Tablet during pregnancy only if your doctor advises. Pexep 20 mg Tablet may be unsafe in pregnancy. It might harm your developing baby.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Pexep 20 mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Take Pexep 20 mg Tablet during breastfeeding only if your doctor advises. Pexep 20 mg Tablet may be unsafe during breastfeeding. Pexep 20 mg Tablet may pass through the breastmilk and harm the baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Pexep 20 mg Tablet?
A:
Pexep 20 mg Tablets can cause side effects such as drowsiness or dizziness. They can affect your ability to drive. It is also not safe to operate heavy machinery or do anything that requires clear focus. It is advisable to avoid these activities until you understand how your body responds to the medicine. Please discuss with your doctor for further details.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Pexep 20 mg Tablet?
A:
It is not safe to consume alcohol when you are on treatment with Pexep 20 mg Tablet. Alcohol might increase the side effects of Pexep 20 mg Tablet and cause adverse reactions.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • If you experience allergic reactions to Pexep 20 mg Tablet such as difficulty breathing, rashes, itching, bluish skin colour, swelling of face, tongue, or throat. Contact your doctor or the emergency ...
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  • If you are experiencing sudden mood changes when you are on Pexep 20 mg Tablet. Contact your doctor immediately.
  • If you are getting thoughts of harming yourself when you are on Pexep 20 mg Tablet. Speak to your doctor immediately.
  • If you have kidney disease
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you have epilepsy (fits)
  • If you have diabetes (high blood sugar levels)
  • If you have heart disease
  • If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes)
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Mode of Action of Pexep 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Pexep 20 mg Tablet belongs to the class of medicines called antidepressants (medicines that fight depression.) Pexep 20 mg Tablet releases serotonin, a chemical messenger in your brain. Serotonin ...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Pexep 20 MG

  • Swallow Pexep 20 mg Tablet as a whole with a glass full of water. Do not chew/ break open/ crush Pexep 20 mg Tablet.
  • Take Pexep 20 mg Tablet with food or without food as advised by your doctor.
  • Initially, your doctor might prescribe lower doses and gradually increase the dosage. Pexep 20 mg Tablet takes some time to work. Do not change the dosage without speaking to your doctor.
  • For maximum benefits, take Pexep 20 mg Tablet at the same time, every day as suggested by your doctor.
  • When it is the right time, your doctor will gradually reduce the Pexep 20 mg Tablet dosage over a few weeks before stopping the medicine.
interactions

Interactions of Pexep 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Seek medical advice if you are on other antidepressant medicines like MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors), for example, Rasagiline. Taking Pexep 20 mg Tablet when you are on MAOI can cause severe life...
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  • Seek medical advice if you are on medicines that fight infection, such as linezolid. Taking Pexep 20 mg Tablet when you are on such medicines can cause life-threatening reactions.
  • Seek medical advice if you are on breast cancer medicines, such as Tamoxifen. Taking Pexep 20 mg Tablet when you are on such medicines can reduce the efficacy of Tamoxifen and make breast cancer recur...
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  • Inform your doctor if you are on any other medications before taking Pexep 20 mg Tablet. Do not take any medication without informing your doctor.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Pexep 20 MG

Storage Store Pexep 20 mg Tablet in a cool and dry place below 30°C. Keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Store Pexep 20 mg Tablet away from the reach of kids and pets. Disposal: T...
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dosage

Dosage of Pexep 20 MG

Overdose

If you suspect an overdose of Pexep 20 mg Tablet, contact your doctor immediately or rush to the nearest emergency department. Nausea (vomiting sensation), vomiting, facial flushing (redness), sedat...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed taking your dosage of Pexep 20 mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If you remember it close to your next dose, take one dose. Do not take two doses of Pexep 20 mg Tablet simultan...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Pexep 20 mg Tablet decrease my libido?

A: Pexep 20 mg Tablet decreases sex drive and can cause erectile dysfunction (failure to erect penis) or premature ejaculation (early release of semen). Usually, such side effects are temporary and disappear gradually as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if such symptoms are persistent, speak to your doctor.

Q: How long does Pexep 20 mg Tablet take to show its effects on me?

A: Pexep 20 mg Tablet takes around two to four weeks to show its effects. If you do not feel any better even after four weeks of treatment with Pexep 20 mg Tablets, inform your doctor.

Q: Does Pexep 20 mg Tablet make me addicted to it?

A: No. Pexep 20 mg Tablet has minimal chances of addiction. However, be sure to follow your doctor’s advice and dosage instructions.
Product Details
Brand
PEXEP
Country of Origin
India
Last Updated on: 24 Mar 2022 | 09:40 PM (IST)
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