Paroxetine Oral Tablet, Extended Release 12.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Paroxetine 12.5mg ER Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: M P3 
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Paroxetine 12.5mg ER Tab
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Paroxetine 12.5mg CR Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: GSK  |  12.5
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Paroxetine 12.5mg ER Tab

What is this Medicine?

PAROXETINE (pa ROX e teen) is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Paroxetine: Oral tablet, extended release(12.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
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Paroxetine Hydrochloride 12.5mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 003782003
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Depression, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Social Phobia (social Anxiety Disorder), Panic Disorder

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Menopause, Hot Flashes

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Paroxetine Hydrochloride 12.5mg Extended-Release Tablet
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Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: M P3 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Paroxetine Hydrochloride 12.5mg Extended-Release Tablet

Cataracts Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Lymphocytes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Lymphocytes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bundle-branch Block Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Blockage Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Body Temperature Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tiredness Incidence:
<4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Osteoporosis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Prostate Infection Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Sores Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid In Lungs Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Pulmonary Fibrosis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Infected Salivary Gland Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding Within The Eye Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tetany Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Spinal Cord Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Double Vision Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid From Breast Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increase In Breast Size Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Coughing Up Blood Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blistery Rash Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Of Blood Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Choreoathetosis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Deafness Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tooth Cavities Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Tongue Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dysarthria Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gingival Hyperplasia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hoarseness Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fecal Incontinence Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Bulging Eyes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash Of Red Skin Bumps Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Reflexes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Attack Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Disease Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Reflexes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Overbreathing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Brain Attack Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Bleeding Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Akinesia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperalgesia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Unable To Speak Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperacusis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hiccups Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
<4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Discoloration Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dandruff Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bleeding In Eye Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Epididymis Inflammation Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Erythema Multiforme Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drooping Eyelids Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Boils Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Prolonged Bleeding Time Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Thyroid Gland Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gout Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Lazy Eye Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Withdrawal Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Vesicular Rash Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Trismus Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Heart Beat Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Eyes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Yeast Infection Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gallstones Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Coma Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Wryneck Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tongue Discoloration Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Low Calcium Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Nerve Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Stones Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Underactive Thyroid Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bowel Obstruction Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Ulcer Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Breast Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Brain Infection Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Parosmia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pelvic Pain Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Thyroid Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hirsutism Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pale Skin Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Calcium Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Cholesterol Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Urination Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
High Potassium Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Eye Blood Pressure Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Phosphate Levels Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ear Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Teeth Grinding Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Large Pupil Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Paralysis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heavy Menstrual Period Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pus In Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
0.1-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bruises Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Sexual Desire Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Thirst Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Allergic Skin Reaction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bladder Infection Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tooth Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Skin Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Urinary Urgency Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Retaining Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Eye Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Painful Urination Incidence:
0.1-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Eye Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Hemorrhoids Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Belching Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dyskinesia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Angioedema Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Inceased Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Convulsions Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
0.1-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Scaly And Itchy Rashes Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
1.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Muscle Twitches Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Visual Impairment Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Memory Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Orgasm Dysfunction Incidence:
2.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Chills Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Metallic Taste Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
3.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
3.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
3.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Yawning Incidence:
4.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
4.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
4.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
4.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.3-26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
5.0-16.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
5.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
6.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
6.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
6.0-14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
6.3-27.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
8.0-24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
9.0-24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
12.0-22.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ejaculation Dysfunction Incidence:
13.0-28.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Paroxetine Hydrochloride 12.5mg Extended-Release Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Paroxetine Hydrochloride 12.5mg Extended-Release Tablet(Paroxetine Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Paroxetine(Paroxetine Hydrochloride)
In general, it is recommended that you avoid Alcoholic drinks while you are taking Paroxetine (Paxil). Alcohol can affect the mood and interfere with the drug treatment, and may increase the risk of side effects. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Second Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Third Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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