An Introduction to Dosing With Paroxetine Mesylate
The dosage of paroxetine mesylate
) 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
) 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.