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|Seroxat (paroxetine) 10 mg 28 tabl.||£67.95||Start consultation|
|Seroxat (paroxetine) 20 mg 30 tabl.||£87.80||Start consultation|
|Seroxat (paroxetine) 30 mg 30 tabl.||£103.45||Start consultation|
What is Seroxat?
Seroxat contains the active ingredient paroxetine, which is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by influencing the amount of serotonin, the hormone that regulates moods and emotions, in the brain. Serotonin deficiency is known to be associated with mental problems such as depression and anxiety. Seroxat counterbalances serotonin deficiency, which cures or reduces these symptoms.
What is Seroxat used for?
This medicine is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive neurosis, excessive worrying and phobias. Seroxat may also be used in other conditions, such as nerve pain, premature ejaculation and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. Seroxat is a prescription-only medicine: you can only order it via an online consultation.
How to use Seroxat
The best time to take Seroxat is in the morning. However, if Seroxat makes you sleepy you should take it at bedtime.
It may take several weeks to months for the benefits of this medicine to appear. If your symptoms have not improved in 10 to 12 weeks, this medicine is not right for you. Contact your doctor to discuss alternative drug options. If Seroxat does have the desired effect, you will need to continue taking it for an extended period of time. Do not stop taking Seroxat suddenly. To prevent withdrawal symptoms, treatment with this medicine should be discontinued gradually, following the instructions given by the doctor.
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the recommended dose for depression and anxiety in adults is:
- 20 - 50 mg, once a day.
The doctor may adjust this dose according to your body’s response to the medicine. In patients aged 65 years and older, the maximum daily dose is 40 mg. For conditions other than those listed above, the doctor may prescribe a different dose. Seroxat should not be used in children under the age of 18. Read the package leaflet before use.
Antidepressants may cause side effects. The side effects of Seroxat include:
- Fatigue, sleepiness;
- Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, diarrhoea);
- Loss of appetite;
- Loss of libido;
For most people the side effects will reduce after a few days once the body adjusts to the active ingredient paroxetine. For more information on side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Seroxat
Seroxat is not suitable for everyone. Do not use this antidepressant if:
- You are allergic to paroxetine or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- You are taking a type of medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or certain antipsychotic medicines (the doctor will have a list of medicines that you should avoid mixing it with).
Before you order this medicine you should tell the doctor of any conditions you have, and of all medicines and nutritional supplements that you are using.
Consult a doctor on the use of this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Seroxat may make you less alert than you are normally. Avoid driving, using machines or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you feel dizzy, sleepy or agitated.
It is recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol while taking Seroxat as it is likely to trigger or worsen the side effects.