Pexeva Dosage

In many cases, Pexeva is started at a lower dosage that is gradually increased. For example, the standard amount for major depression is 20 mg. If no improvement is seen, the amount may be increased up to a maximum of 50 mg a day. When taking Pexeva, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

An Introduction to Dosing With Pexeva

The dosage of Pexeva® (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.
 

Pexeva Dosage for Major Depressive Disorder

The standard initial dose of Pexeva 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.
 

Dosing With Pexeva for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The usual Pexeva dosage 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.
 

Pexeva Dose for Panic Disorder

The standard dosage of Pexeva 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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