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Paroxetine Mesylate Dosage

The exact amount of your paroxetine mesylate dosage will depend on several factors, such as your age and the condition being treated. If you are taking this drug for major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety disorder, your dose will likely start at 20 mg a day. If symptoms continue or if side effects develop, your healthcare provider may adjust this amount accordingly.

An Introduction to Dosing With Paroxetine Mesylate

The dosage of paroxetine mesylate (Pexeva®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The reason you are taking it
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Your age.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Paroxetine Mesylate Dosage for Major Depressive Disorder

The standard initial paroxetine mesylate dosage for major depressive disorder (major depression) is 20 mg once a day. If your symptoms do not improve, your healthcare provider may increase this amount to a maximum of 50 mg daily. Doses are usually increased by 10 mg per day, with at least one week between increases.
 

Paroxetine Mesylate Dosage for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The usual dose of paroxetine mesylate for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is 40 mg once a day. Most people are started on 20 mg a day, and the amount is increased by 10 mg a day no more than once a week. The maximum dose for treating OCD is 60 mg a day.
 

Dosing With Paroxetine Mesylate for Panic Disorder

The standard paroxetine mesylate dosage for treating panic disorder is 40 mg once a day. Most people are started on 10 mg a day and increased by 10 mg a day no more than once a week. The maximum dose for treating OCD is 60 mg a day.
 
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