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Unable to remember names. Prescribed pexep cr 37.5 mg. What is this medicine meant for?

Sir,my dad is not been able to remember names of people which irritates him.throughout the day.our doc has adviced to give pexcep Cr 37.5 mg so can he start taking this dose without starting with 12.5 or 25 mg plz guide me as soon as possible& can U also give me every single detail of these medicines& what they are meant for
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Pexep Cr contains paroxetine which is anti depressant medicine with anti anxiety property.

does your dad have any symptoms of depression like sadness of mood or decreased interest in surrounding pleasurable activities or somatic unexplained complains???

You should consult qualified psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and treatment.

He may have early dementia. So your doctor may rule out that. Doctor may also advise to go for blood investigations like vitamin B12 deficiency , thyroid dysfunction or diabetes etc.

Treatment will be directed as per cause.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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