PAROXETINE- paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate tablet, film coated 


Medication Guide

Paroxetine Tablets USP


Read the Medication Guide that comes with Paroxetine Tablets before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider if there is something you do not understand or want to learn more about.

What is the most important information I should know about Paroxetine Tablets?

Paroxetine Tablets and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects, including:

1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency. Paroxetine Tablets may be associated with these serious side effects:

  1. 2. Serotonin Syndrome or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome-like reactions. This condition can be life-threatening and may include:
  2. agitation, hallucinations, coma, or other changes in mental status
  3. coordination problems or muscle twitching (overactive reflexes)
  4. racing heartbeat, high or low blood pressure
  5. sweating or fever
  6. nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  7. muscle rigidity

3. Visual problems

Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative treatment if you are.

4. Severe allergic reactions:

6. Seizures or convulsions

7. Manic episodes:

Do not stop Paroxetine Tablets without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Paroxetine Tablets too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:

What are Paroxetine Tablets?

Paroxetine Tablets are prescription medicines used to treat depression. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of treating depression and also the risks of not treating it. You should discuss all treatment choices with your healthcare provider. Paroxetine Tablets are also used to treat:

Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with treatment using Paroxetine Tablets.

Who should not take Paroxetine Tablets?

Do not take Paroxetine Tablets if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Paroxetine Tablets and some medicines may interact with each other, may not work as well, or may cause serious side effects.

Your healthcare provider or pharmacist can tell you if it is safe to take Paroxetine Tablets with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking Paroxetine Tablets without talking to your healthcare provider first.

If you take Paroxetine Tablets, you should not take any other medicines that contain paroxetine, including paroxetine extended-release tablets and PEXEVA ®* (paroxetine mesylate).

How should I take Paroxetine Tablets?

  • Take Paroxetine Tablets exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare provider may need to change the dose of Paroxetine Tablets until it is the right dose for you.
  • Paroxetine Tablets may be taken with or without food.
  • If you miss a dose of Paroxetine Tablets, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Paroxetine Tablets at the same time.
  • If you take too many Paroxetine Tablets call your healthcare provider or poison control center right away, or get emergency treatment.
  • Do not stop taking Paroxetine Tablets suddenly without talking to your doctor (unless you have symptoms of a severe allergic reaction). If you need to stop taking Paroxetine Tablets, your healthcare provider can tell you how to safely stop taking it.

What should I avoid while taking Paroxetine Tablets?

Paroxetine Tablets can cause sleepiness or may affect your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly. You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Paroxetine Tablets affect you. Do not drink alcohol while using Paroxetine Tablets.

What are possible side effects of Paroxetine Tablets?

Paroxetine Tablets may cause serious side effects, including all of those described in the section entitled “What is the most important information I should know about Paroxetine Tablets?”

Common possible side effects in people who take Paroxetine Tablets include:

  • nausea
  • sleepiness
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • feeling anxious or trouble sleeping
  • sexual problems
  • sweating
  • shaking
  • not feeling hungry
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • infection
  • yawning

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Paroxetine Tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.


How should I store Paroxetine Tablets?

  • Store Paroxetine Tablets at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
  • Keep Paroxetine Tablets away from light.
  • Keep bottle of Paroxetine Tablets closed tightly.

Keep Paroxetine Tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about Paroxetine Tablets

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Paroxetine Tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Paroxetine Tablets to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Paroxetine Tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about Paroxetine Tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.

What are the ingredients in Paroxetine Tablets?

Active ingredient: paroxetine hydrochloride

Inactive ingredients in tablets: hypromellose, glyceryl behenate, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycols, iron oxide yellow, and iron oxide red.

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