Paxil (Paroxetine Hydrochloride) - Active Ingredient And Chemical structure
Paxil (Paroxetine hydrochloride) is an orally administered psychotropic medication. Paxil is available in several generic forms like Parotin from Cipla and Pari manufactured by IPCA Laboratories Ltd., India. The active ingredient contained in Paxil (Parotin) is Paroxetine Hydrochloride. Paroxetine hydrochloride is an odorless, off white powder. The structure is shown below
Generic Forms and Brand names of Paxil (Paroxetine Hydrochloride)
Pari manufactured by IPCA Laboratories Ltd., India and Parotin manufactured by Cipla Ltd., India is an effective treatment for major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorder in adults. Paxil which has the active ingredient Paroxetine Hydrochloride is also sold under various other brand names like Aropax, Parocen and Seroxat.
Generic Paxil (Paroxetine Hydrochloride) - Preparations
Generic Paxil (Parotin) is available as tablets of 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg and 40 mg .
Generic Paxil (Parotin) - Storage Requirements
Parotin Tablets are to be stored at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light.
Generic Paxil (Parotin) - Uses
Generic Paxil Tablets in the form of Parotin tablets is used to treat Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD,) Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Generic Paxil (Parotin) - Dosage
Parotin (Generic Paxil) should be administered as a single daily dose with or without food, usually in the morning. The recommended initial dose for adults is 20 mg/day. If necessary the dose can be increased in 10 mg/day increments, up to a maximum of 50 mg/day. The interval between each dose change should be a minimum of one week.
Side Effects Of Generic Paxil (Parotin)
Generic Paxil (Parotin) is contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to paroxetine or any of the inactive ingredients in Paxil. It is also contraindicated in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). The most common side effects of Generic Paxil (Parotin) are Sweating, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, decreased appetite, somnolence, tremor, libido decreased, yawn, abnormal ejaculation, female genital disorders, and impotence.