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Paroxetine : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Paroxetine with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Paroxetine is an SSRI antidepressant, prescribed for major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder.

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Paroxetine Interactions with Food and Herbs

St.John's Wort: You may experience grogginess (unsteadiness), lethargy, nausea, weakness and fatigue after taking St. John's Wort with paroxetine. So, consult with your doctor before taking St. John's Wort if you are taking paroxetine.
Tyramine-Rich Food Products: Interaction between paroxetine and tyramine-rich foods like cheese, milk, beef, chicken liver, meat extract, avocados, bananas, canned figs, soy beans and excess chocolate can result in sudden and dangerous increase in blood pressure.

Paroxetine Interactions with Alcohol

Alcohol should not be taken with paroxetine since it may reduce the effect of the drug. You may feel symptoms like anxiety, vomiting, nausea and tiredness with the combination.
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How to Take the Medication -

Paroxetine is available as a tablet, an extended release tablet, a capsule and an oral suspension. Be aware of recommended dose.
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