What is Xet (Paroxetine) used for?
Xet (Paroxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from depression. It operates by balancing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to reduce symptoms such as feelings of hopelessness, irritability, or fatigue. It may also be used to prevent anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Xet (Paroxetine)?
Xet (Paroxetine) is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual regimen will be determined by your physician after observing your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. The doses should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water and can be taken with or without a meal, although a snack is recommended before administration if you experience nausea. It is not recommended to crush, chew, or split the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Xet (Paroxetine)?
Some patients using Xet (Paroxetine) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any more serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention such as sensitive skin, bone pain, stiff muscles, irregular heartbeats, severe skin reactions, intense headache, confusion, hallucinations, coughing up blood, or faintness. Your physician may need to make adjustments to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Xet (Paroxetine) if you have untreated epilepsy, bipolar disorder, if you are taking antipsychotic medications, or if you have taken any MAOI medications within the last two weeks. It is also important to disclose if you have diabetes, epilepsy, a history of glaucoma, bleeding disorders, bipolar disorder, a history of suicidal thoughts, if you are taking clotting medications, or if you are receiving electroconvulsive therapy as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Xet (Paroxetine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.