If you have panic disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, your healthcare provider may recommend paroxetine mesylate. This drug comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day. As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, the medication works by balancing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Nausea, insomnia, and ejaculation problems are some of the most common side effects.
What Is Paroxetine Mesylate?Paroxetine mesylate (Pexeva®) is a prescription medication licensed to treat the following conditions:
- Major depressive disorder, commonly called major depression
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder (PD)
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
(Click What Is Paroxetine Mesylate Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, paroxetine mesylate can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with paroxetine mesylate include but are not limited to:
- Ejaculation problems (see Pexeva and Sexual Side Effects)
- Dry mouth
(Click Side Effects of Paroxetine Mesylate to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)