Active ingredients: paroxetine
What it is used 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.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
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.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient paroxetine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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