Paroxetine

generic for Brisdelle

What is Paroxetine?

Common Brand(s): Brisdelle

This medication is used to treat hot flashes that occur with menopause. Paroxetine belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Uses

  • vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause

Usage Instructions

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking paroxetine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

There are different brands of this medication available. Do not change brands without asking your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily at bedtime.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Also, you may experience symptoms such as mood swings, headache, tiredness, sleep changes, and brief feelings similar to electric shock. To prevent these symptoms while you are stopping treatment with this drug, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Report any new or worsening symptoms right away.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.