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Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet

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Pexep Cr 12.5 MG Description

Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It is prescribed to treat generalised anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major

depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and hot flashes due to menopause in women. Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet contains paroxetine as an active ingredient, known to act by raising the serotonin levels in the body. The tablet increases the level of serotonin in the body; the raised serotonin levels help fight depressive symptoms and symptoms of anxiety. Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet may cause minor to serious side effects. You are advised to consult your doctor before starting treatment with Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet and get complete information on its potential side effects and benefits.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹174.80
You Save₹9.20 (5% on MRP)
ContainsParoxetine(12.5 Mg)
UsesDepression, anxiety, OCD, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, social phobia
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, diarrhoea, gas, heartburn, irregular menstruation
TherapyANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

  • Treatment of major depression- Feeling of hopelessness, mood swings and sleep disturbances).
  • Treatments of generalised anxiety disorder - Excessive thoughts that are difficult to control).
  • Treatment of panic disorder- A condition when all symptoms resemble that of a heart attack.
  • Treatment of social anxiety disorder - Being fearful of socialising and communicating with people.
  • OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
  • Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder- Frightening flashbacks of the traumatic incident.
  • Treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder- Accompanied by mood swings, depression, anxiety.
  • Relieves from symptoms like hot flashes on the face, neck and chest in menopausal women.

Contraindications of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

If you have any known allergy to any of the ingredients present in the medicine. If taking medications that are classified as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors. If you are pregnant or planning to be ...
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Side effects of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness

Precautions and Warnings of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablets during pregnancy?
A:
No, Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet is not safe to be taken during pregnancy. It is known to cause congenital anomalies like heart defects in the newborn when taken during early pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before starting any medication if you are pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablets while breastfeeding?'
A:
Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet may be excreted in breast milk while breastfeeding. Studies have found paroxetine (active ingredient found in Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablets) levels in breast milk to be under the safety limit of 10% and thus have declared its use to be safe while breastfeeding. It is, however, advised to consult your doctor before starting any medication. If you notice your child sleeping more than usual, facing any breathing difficulty, or cannot suckle, immediately consult your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet?
A:
It is not safe to drive when taking Pexep 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 and hence not recommended to drive a car when under this medication.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet?
A:
No, you must avoid alcohol with Pexep 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
  • You are about to start a new medication.
  • Disclose to your doctor about whatever medications you have to start when taking Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet.
  • You have overdosed. Consuming large amounts of other medications with Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet can lead to overdose or death.
  • You notice a behavioural change. Closely monitor patients under Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet medication as they may develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Most of the side effects are minor and will disappear once the body adjusts to the medicine. However, immediately consult your doctor if the symptoms persist or become worse.

Mode of Action of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet contains paroxetine as an active ingredient, known to raise the serotonin level in the human body. Serotonin is a hormone in the human body responsible for balancing the mood...
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Directions for Use of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

  • You must take Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet as per the doctor’s prescription.
  • You can take Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet with or without food. It is advisable to take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Make sure to swallow the Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet whole and not chew, crush or break it.
  • Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet must be taken at the same time as per prescription to ensure better efficacy and benefits.
  • Do not stop taking medicine without prior consultation with your doctor.
  • After taking Pexep 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.

Interactions of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet may adversely interact with:
  • Aceclofenac
  • Acetaminophen/Paracetamol
  • Acetazolamide
  • Aspirin
  • Anticoagulants (warfarin)
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Anti-migraine
  • Rifampicin
  • Opioid analgesics

Interactions with food items

  • Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet may interact adversely with:
  • Alcohol
  • St. John’s Wort (herbal medicine to treat depression).
  • Tryptophan contains dietary supplements (milk, cheese, oats).

Storage and disposal of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet must be stored in a dry place, away from sunlight, at room temperature, away from the reach of children. It must be disposed of so that it is out of reach of children and cannot...
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Dosage of Pexep Cr 12.5 MG

Overdose

  • Symptoms of an overdose of Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet can be fatal and include CNS depression leading to drowsiness and coma. Overdose may also produce severe symptoms like uncontrolled shaking of a part ...
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  • If you happen to take too much of the Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet, reach out to your doctor or the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet is generally prescribed once daily with food at night before bedtime. If you have missed a dose of Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet, take it immediately when you remember it. However, ...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet used for?

A: Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet belongs to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class. It is prescribed to treat generalised anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and hot flashes due to menopause in women.

Q: Who should not use Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet?

  • Pexep Cr 12.5mg Tablet should not be used in case of known hypersensitivity to the ingredients or those taking monoamine oxidase inhibitor drugs. It should also not be used during early or late pregna...
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Product Details
Brand
PEXEP CR
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/07/2021
Last Updated on: 24 Jan 2022 | 03:39 PM (IST)

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