Paroxetine is an antidepressant used to treat depression and other mental disorders. It works by increasing the number of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, which are involved in the regulation of mood and emotions.
Paroxetine is indicated for use in a large number of different mental disorders, including depression, panic disorders, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The mechanism of action of paroxetine involves an increase in the concentration of the neurotransmitter serotonin in synapses, which leads to an improvement in mood and a decrease in symptoms of depression. In addition, paroxetine can also affect the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine, which may contribute to its effectiveness in the treatment of various mental disorders.
Patients taking paroxetine should take certain precautions:
Side effects of paroxetine may include nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. More serious side effects may include seizures, mania, serotonin syndrome and an increased risk of bleeding. If serious side effects occur, you should immediately consult a doctor.
In case of overdose with paroxetine, an ambulance should be called and the following actions should be taken:
The missed dose of paroxetine should be taken as soon as possible. If there are less than 12 hours left before the next dose, you can skip the missed dose. However, if there are more than 12 hours left before the next appointment or the symptoms of deterioration worsen, you should contact your doctor to decide on further actions.