Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL)
What is Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL) used for?
Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with depression or generalized anxiety disorder. It operates by balancing the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to stop the occurrence of symptoms associated with this condition such as anxiety, feelings of guilt, feelings of worthlessness, fatigue, or loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL)?
Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL) is normally administered once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL)?
The use of Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are sensitive skin, easier bruising, coughing up blood, low sodium levels, stiff muscles, high serotonin levels, bone pain, or severe skin reactions such as hives or rashes. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from appearing.
Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL) should not be used to treat patients who are children, fructose intolerant, who have bipolar disorder, uncontrolled epilepsy, or who have taken an MAOI medication within the last two weeks. Also inform your doctor if you are taking antipsychotic medications or have a history of glaucoma, heart disease, a history of manic episodes, a history of suicidal behaviour, decreased kidney function, decreased liver function, or if you are taking any medications that interfere with blood clotting. These conditions may result in unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Loxamine (Paroxetine HCL) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.