Quick facts

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Panic Attacks

Seroxat Tablet 20mg

by GSK

Seroxat tablet is primarily used to treat depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.

Rs. 496
Rs. 496

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Seroxat Tablet Uses

Seroxat tablet is an antidepressant that is used for the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It contains Paroxetine as the active ingredient, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that works by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a natural substance that can affect mood and may cause depression at below normal levels. Drugs like Seroxat restore the chemical imbalances by increasing serotonin levels in the brain, which helps in the treatment of mental issues like generalized anxiety disorder, and panic attacks.

Seroxat Tablet 20mg formula

  • Paroxetine

Available forms

  • Tablets

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Seroxat tablet to prevent its misuse.

There are some specific circumstances under which the use of certain medications is contraindicated or considered dangerous. So when taking any medicine it's always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Seroxat tablet are:

  • Pregnancy

It is not recommended to use this medicine if you are pregnant or trying to conceive

  • Breastfeeding

This medicine is considered unsafe to use during lactation. Consult your doctor for further advice

  • Hypersensitivity

Patients allergic to Paroxetine or any of the ingredients in Seroxat are advised not to use it.

  • Alcohol

Do not consume alcohol when taking this medicine.

  • Driving

If you are taking Seroxat you should avoid driving as it can impair your judgment and thinking ability

  • Operating machinery

This medicine can cause drowsiness, hence it is advised to refrain from operating heavy machinery while taking it.

  • Children

Using this machine in children below the age of 18 years is generally not recommended. Consult your healthcare provider for further advice

  • Elderly patients

Paroxetine should be used with caution in patients above the age of 65 years as they are at a greater risk of being affected by its side effects.

How to use Seroxat Tablet 20mg?

  • Take the tablet by mouth with a glass of water
  • Swallow it whole
  • Do not crush or chew the tablet
  • Follow the dosage instructions of your doctor
  • It is recommended to take it in the morning
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids while taking this medicine
  • Do not stop taking the medicine abruptly. It should be tapered off gradually as per your doctor's instructions to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
  • Not recommended for use in children

Seroxat Side Effects

The common side effects of Seroxat tablet are:

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dry mouth

Drug Interactions

Seroxat tablet can interact with the following drugs:

  • Digoxin
  • St. John's wort
  • Warfarin
  • HIV/AIDS medications
  • Other antidepressants

Storage Conditions

  • Store the medicine at room temperature
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children
  • Protect it from sunlight and moisture


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Seroxat Tablet 20mg in Pakistan?

The Seroxat Tablet 20mg price in Pakistan is Rs. 496

What is Seroxat Tablet 20mg used for?

Seroxat Tablet 20mg is used in the following conditions:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Panic Attacks

What is Seroxat Tablet 20mg composed of?

Seroxat Tablet 20mg is composed of:
  • Paroxetine

Do you need a prescription to buy Seroxat Tablet 20mg?

To buy Seroxat Tablet 20mg you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.


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