Aropax (paroxetine) belongs to the group of antidepressants known as
(Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors) and as the name suggests,
works by moderating the amount of seratonin present in the brain. It is also often prescribed for panic disorder and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
Aropax is available in Australia, and is available in America as Paxil.
The side-effects of Aropax include dry mouth, drowsiness, sweating, blurred vision, constipation,
and difficulty passing urine, although most of these should diminish over time.
A lowered sex drive is also a common side effect of this, as with most antidepressants.
If you experience any unusual symptoms or are concerned about side effects in anyway, it is important that you
discuss this with your doctor or consult a pharmacist for advice. Usually these will not be anything to worry
about, but best to be sure.
The usual adult dose of Aropax is 20mg per day.
This is a guide only - check with your doctor.
Aropax can interact with the MAOIs and so you should not start
taking Aropax until two weeks after you have been taking any of
It is important that you let your doctor know about any other medication you
are taking, or condition you may have, so that they can consider this when prescribing antidepressants for you.
Depression drug linked to birth defects. An article on Aropax from The Age.
Trial of the effectiveness of paroxetine (Aropax)
for managing social anxiety disorder.
General overview of paroxetine (Aropax)
for depression. Not very easy reading!
Paroxetine and norepinephrine.
Same source - not very easy reading.