Paxum

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Paxum 10 Mg Injection 1 इंजेक्शन 1 पैकेट ₹ 11
Paxum 5 Mg Injection 1 इंजेक्शन 1 पैकेट ₹ 20
Paxum 5 Mg Tablet 10 टैबलेट 1 पत्ते ₹ 15
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Paxum Information

Paxum is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection, Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Anxiety, Epilepsy. The alternative uses of Paxum have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Paxum is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Paxum can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Paxum go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Paxum's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Paxum related warnings talks about Paxum's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Liver Disease, Glaucoma must refrain from the use of Paxum since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Paxum contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Paxum with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Paxum, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Paxum Benefits & Uses

Paxum is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Paxum Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose range: 2 - 10 mg, 2 - 4 times daily, depends on severity of disease
Geriatric
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose range: 2 - 2.5 mg, 1 - 2 times daily
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose range: 1 - 2.5 mg, 3 - 4 times daily
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose range: 1 - 2.5 mg, 3 - 4 times daily

Paxum Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Paxum safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Paxum. It is best to stop taking Paxum immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Paxum safe during breastfeeding?


    Paxum should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Paxum on the Kidneys?


    Paxum rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Paxum on the Liver?


    Information about safety of Paxum for the liver is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Paxum on the Heart?


    Side effects of Paxum rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Paxum with Other Drugs

Paxum should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Paxum Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Paxum unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Paxum

  • Is this Paxum habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Paxum can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Paxum as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Paxum only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, this Paxum works for mental disorders.

    Yes

Paxum Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Paxum


    You can take Paxum with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Paxum


    Consumption of alcohol and Paxum together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Paxum

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Paxum cure anxiety?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, use of Paxum for short-term can help in providing relief from anxiety through relaxing the muscles of the body and suppressing abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Paxum on my own or without doctors advice?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

No, Paxum Should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question about 5 years ago

When to take Paxum?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Ideally Paxum can be taken with food or without food post evening because its absorption is not affected by food. However, you are recommended to take it as per a doctor's instructions.

Question about 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Paxum?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Take Paxum as advised by your doctor. Do not take it longer than prescribed. Initially, a doctor prescribes this drug for a shorter duration and recommends his/her patient to follow- up/ re-visit to check for results. Taking this medicine longer than prescribed can lead to addiction because this is a habit-forming drug which can lead to drug dependency in patients.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Paxum cause low blood pressure?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Paxum causes low blood pressure in the patients who are taking it. However, the exact cause behind this is unknown. If you are experiencing low blood pressure after taking this drug, then please consult with your doctor.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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