What is Seroxat?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Paroxetine

Seroxat is an international brand name for paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant used in the treatment of depression as well as anxiety disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 17 11
Social Anxiety Disorder 5 1
Anxious mood 4 3
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 3 2
Major Depressive Disorder 3 1
OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) 3 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 6
Mild 5
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Seroxat

Side effect Patients
Night sweats 2
Depression with suicidal thoughts 1
Difficulty sleeping through night 1
Dizziness with disorientation 1
Erectile Dysfunction 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Seroxat

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 2
12.5 mg m,w,f 1
10 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1
25 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Seroxat

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Did not seem to work 8
Side effects too severe 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 14 patients who’ve stopped taking Seroxat

Duration

Currently taking Seroxat

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Seroxat

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 5
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Seroxat after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 1
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 1
Sertraline (Zoloft) 1
Valproate Sodium (Epilim) 1

Patients stopped taking Seroxat and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 1
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Seroxat

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johngenegenie
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johngenegenie
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
33 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

See johngenegenie's full Seroxat history

May 15, 2010 (Started May 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Difficulty sleeping through night, Night sweats)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tablets make me sweat of the night, lack of or too much sleep. Makes me feel sick and loss of appetite of the day. Been told that I look like a zombie of the evening. The overall impact at the moment is critical.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Difficulty sleeping through night, Night sweats

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