Seroxat is a brand product that contains Paroxetine, which belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by increasing the level of the hormone, serotonin, which helps to elevate mood. It is therefore used to treat generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), major depressive disorder and menopausal symptoms.
Seroxat is available as tablets or controlled-release tablets. The usual starting dose is 20 mg daily preferably in the morning. Then the dose can be slowly increased by 10mg at intervals of at least 1 week based on your response. The maintenance dose is 40mg daily. The maximum daily dose is 60mg.
For controlled-release tablets, the usual starting dose is 12.5mg daily. The maximum daily dose is 75mg.
Common dosing schedule:
Take with or without food, preferably in the morning.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Seroxat may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Seroxat is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Seroxat in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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