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Xet Cr 12.5mg Tablet

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Xet Cr 12.5 MG Description

Xet Cr Tablet contains Paroxetine hydrochloride as the active ingredient. It belongs to a group of medications known as Antidepressants. Xet Cr Tablet is used in the treatment of clinical depression,

Anxiety issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic obsessive compulsive disorder. It acts by regulating brain chemicals like serotonin to relieve symptoms which helps improve behaviour, mood and quality of life. Xet Cr Tablet comes in a pack of 10 tablets which are released in the blood over a period of time and are to be taken orally with water with or without food. It can cause side effects such as dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, sleep problems and excessive sweating. It is generally used in the treatment of adult psychiatric disorders and can be prescribed for children and adolescents with psychiatric issues with caution. All cases should be monitored on a regular basis especially involving teenagers and children due to the tendency to cause agitation, anger issues and increase in manic depressive episodes.


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ContainsParoxetine(12.5 Mg)
Usesclinical depression, anxiety, manic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder
Side effectsNausea, dizziness, fatigue, weight gain, dry mouth, decreased sexual function, sleep issues,irritability, headache.
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Uses of Xet Cr 12.5 MG

  • Xet Cr Tablet is used in treatment of :
  • Clinical depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Manic episodic disorder or Mania.
  • It can be used in cases of Obsessive compulsive disorder,
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • sometimes also used in cases of severe pre- menstrual syndrome.

Contraindications of Xet Cr 12.5 MG

  • Xet Cr Tablet Should not be given/given with caution to -
  • Patient having excess antidiuretic hormone in the body
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Closed angle glaucoma ( increased eye pressure due to drainage obstruction by the closed angle of iris and retina /Narrow angle glaucoma( Increased eye pressure due to narrow angle of the anterior cha...
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  • Low sodium in the body
  • Severe liver/kidney problems.
  • Serotonin syndrome (shivering, muscle stiffness, rapid heart rate, and fever) which happens due to excess accumulation of serotonin in the body)
  • Presence/history of seizures
  • Restlessness issues
  • Increased tendency to self harm/ injury.
  • When teenagers and children on this medication show agitated behaviour, anger, manic episodes or increase in their depressive thoughts.

Side effects of Xet Cr 12.5 MG

  • Xet Cr Tablet may cause side effects like :
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Changes in food habits/appetite.
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness, nervousness
  • Dry mouth
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements
  • Sweating
  • Sleep issues
  • Decreased sexual stamina.

Precautions and Warnings of Xet Cr 12.5 MG



Can I take Xet Cr Tablet during pregnancy?
No, Xer Ct 12.5mg is not prescribed during pregnancy as some data studies have shown harmful effects on the foetus. Please consult your physician if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy while on Xet Cr Tablet.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Xet Cr Tablet while breastfeeding?
No, Xet Cr Tablet is not advised to be taken during breastfeeding as it is known to pass through breast milk to the baby and can cause side-effects like muscle tremors, sleep issues or diarrhoea.


Can I drive if I have taken Xet Cr Tablet ?
No, you are not advised to drive or other heavy machinery as there is a chance you may experience side-effects of Xet Cr Tablet like nausea, dizziness, fatigue and uncontrollable muscle movements.


Can I consume alcohol with Xet Cr Tablet ?
Alcohol is prohibited while on therapy with Xet Cr Tablet as it carries the risk of increasing the severity of side-effects like dizziness, confusion, fatigue and uncontrolled muscle movements.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Talk to your doctor if :
  • If the side-effects are persistent and seem to worsen over time.
  • If you want to stop taking Xet Cr Tablet.
  • If Xet Cr Tablet does not seem to help you.
  • If you develop an allergy to Xet Cr Tablet ( rashes, hives, swelling on the hands or face).
  • If you have missed a dose or doses of the medication.
  • Any other medical issues that arise after you start taking Xer Ct 12.5mg.

Mode of Action of Xet Cr 12.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Xet Cr Tablet contains Paroxetine hydrochloride as its active ingredient. It is deposited in the blood by the medication over a prolonged period of time to reduce its side-effects. Paroxetine is a Se...
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Directions for Use of Xet Cr 12.5 MG

  • Xet Cr Tablets are to be taken orally with water with or without food.
  • It should be taken only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • It can be prescribed for children with caution and after medical Evaluation. Required tests must be performed before prescribing the medication for younger patients. They should be monitored for impro...
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  • Do not change the doses or abruptly stop the medication even if you are feeling better as it is always recommended to talk to your physician as the medication can be stopped only after tapering the do...
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Interactions of Xet Cr 12.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • You should not be taking Xet Cr Tablet when on:
  • NSAIDs / painkillers like aspirin can increase risk of bleeding when taken along with Xet Cr Tablet.
  • Using anti-allergics like Cetrizine can cause increased side effects like dizziness, nausea and decreased concentration.
  • Xet Cr Tablet when taken along with monoamine oxidase inhibitors like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline can lead to increased risk of serotonin syndrome, therefore a 14 days gap is advised between...
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  • Do not use antipsychotics like pimozide, thioridazine as it may cause heart issues while on medication with Xer Ct 12.5mg.
  • When taken along with anti-anxiety medicines like Buspirone it can cause complications like excess sweating , nervousness, insomnia, increased heart rate and agitation.
  • Taking it along with pain medications like tramadol, sumatriptan, and rizatriptan can reduce efficacy of Xet Cr Tablet.

Interactions with food items

  • Xet Cr Tablet has few reported cases of high blood pressure with food which are high in Tyramine like cheese, milk, beef , liver, avocados, bananas, soya beans, figs and too much chocolate. These food...
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  • Alcohol consumption is prohibited while on therapy with Xet Cr Tablet as it can increase the severity of side effects like dizziness, muscle tremors , nausea and dry mouth.

Storage and disposal of Xet Cr 12.5 MG

Xet Cr Tablet is a box containing a strip of 10 tablets. It should always be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. It should be kept away from children and pets at home. The dispo...
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Dosage of Xet Cr 12.5 MG


All patients on Xer Ct 12.5mg should be monitored on a regular basis. Overdose of Xet Cr Tablet can cause vomiting, dizziness, excessive sweating, increased heart rate, and fainting. Severe cases can ...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Xer Ct 12.5mg you can take the missed dose as soon as you realise that you have missed the dose. If the next scheduled dose is only a few hours away then it is advised not to tak...
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: When will Xet Cr Tablet start working for me?

A: Like all psychiatric medications, it will take sometime before it starts working for you. It should take between 2 to 6 weeks to feel the full effects of Xet Cr Tablet from the start of the medication. Do not make any changes in the doses without speaking to your Physician.

Q: Why did my doctor tell me to take Xet Cr Tablet at night?

A: The medication should only be taken as prescribed by your physician. Some doctors prefer prescribing it to be taken at night in order to counter its side-effects like dizziness, sleepiness and fatigue.

Q: When can I stop taking Xet Cr Tablet ?

A: Speak to your doctor if you want to stop taking the medicine. Never stop the medication abruptly and without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like sleep issues, increased nervousness, fatigue, uncontrolled muscle tremors and pins and needles and sensation in the skin.
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Last Updated on: 03 Mar 2022 | 11:44 AM (IST)

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