Background: I have been on Paroxetine HCL CR ( Paxil
I have been on Paroxetine HCL CR (Paxil CR) 37.5 mg for 17 years. In the last two months, I have had recurrence of the worst/scariest original symptoms (intrusive thoughts, anxiety spirals, uncontrollable sadness) particularly before my period. I was prescribed 7.5 mg of Paroxetine Mesylate (Brisdelle) to take 5 days before my period into the first 3 days of it, to counter the suspected PMDD.
IS IT SAFE TO MIX PAROXETINE MESYLATE WITH PAROXETINE HYDROCHLORIDE CR?
It is safe
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I read your query and understand your concerns.
Paroxetine mesylate and paroxetine HCL are basically same medications with different stabilisers and it is completely safe to use both of them at same time. It the market terms the first one is generic version of another one (Paxil) and there is no significant difference.
It can be stated that your doctor added few more miligrams of paroxetine for few days keeping the possibility of PMDD.
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Thank you so much for your response! Since what I currently take (Paxil CR 37.5 mg) is controlled release and the Brisdelle is not, is there a particular order or time I should take each one to account for the differences in absorption into the blood and prevent a spike in Serotonin? Or should I just take them both together in the morning and call it a day?
Take it after 12 hours of Paxil use
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Both of these medications can be taken together but I feel the latest addition of paroxetine will best suite at different time. Suppose you are taking Paxil in morning than take the Paroxetine mesylate in evening and vise versa. This is important as half life of paroxetine is just 12-15 hours.
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