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Pexeva is approved for the treatment of several mental health conditions, including major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. The medication is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, and it works by balancing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Pexeva has not been approved for use in children.
What Is Pexeva Used For?Pexeva® (paroxetine mesylate) is a prescription medication licensed to treat the following conditions:
- Major depressive disorder, commonly called major depression or clinical depression
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Using Pexeva for Major Depressive DisorderMajor depressive disorder, sometimes called major depression or clinical depression, is a serious illness. It is not the same thing as a passing low mood, or feeling sad or down in the dumps. Major depression interferes with a person's ability to function by affecting their mood, thoughts, and physical health. People with this condition often find it difficult to do the things they normally did before they were depressed.
- A persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood
- Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that used to be enjoyable
- Low energy or fatigue
- Problems concentrating
- Changes in sleep
- Changes in appetite
- Feeling irritable or restless
- Thoughts of death or suicide
- Physical symptoms, such as headaches or pain.