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Brand name: Paroxetine (DP)

Paroxetine (DP) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) paroxetine. On this page you will find out more about Paroxetine (DP), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: paroxetine

Over 65 years of age?

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Paroxetine (DP) 20 mg film-coated tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Paroxetine is indicated for the treatment of major depression and is effective in preventing the relapse of depressive symptoms. Paroxetine is also indicated for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is effective in preventing the relapse of OCD. Paroxetine is also indicated for the treatment of Panic Disorder and for the prevention of relapse of Panic Disorder. Paroxetine is also indicated for the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder/Social Phobia. Paroxetine is also indicated for the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Paroxetine is also indicated for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance WHITE, OVAL-SHAPED, BICONVEX, FILM-COATED TABLET WITH A PARTIAL BISECT AND ENGRAVED "20" ON ONE SIDE, OTHER SIDE PLAIN

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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