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Brand name: Aropax

Aropax is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) paroxetine. On this page you will find out more about Aropax, 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.

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Aropax 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

AROPAX is indicated for treatment of major depression and for the prevention of relapse of depressive symptoms; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and for the prevention of relapse of OCD; Panic Disorder and for the prevention of relapse of Panic Disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder/Social Phobia; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White film coated oval shaped biconvex tablet debossed with "20" on one side and a break bar on the other.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 tablets (sample pack): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
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 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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