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paroxetine and sertraline

Differences between paroxetine and sertraline

Paroxetine and sertraline are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and are indicated for the treatment of depression and other psychological conditions.
They work on increasing serotonin levels in the brain. Both medicines prescribed by the doctor are not over-the-counter.
There are other drugs in the same class as fluoxetine or escitalopram.

Main differences

Although paroxetine and sertraline are similar, they have notable differences in their indications and symptoms.
In the side table you can see the main differences between the two.
Both have the generic version, cheaper but in my opinion when possible the original is a better bet.
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paroxetine and sertraline
paroxetine and sertraline


Being more used in anxiety disorders they can also be used in other conditions such as premature ejaculation.
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Possible side effects

As if the symptoms of the disorders were not enough, taking this type of drug adds even more.
Symptoms are similar but paroxetine is king in their frequency.
It is possible that some symptoms have a more significant impact on your daily life, in which case talk to your doctor either to change the medication or adjust the dosage.
Both come with the paper \ package leaflet, which I advise you to read and keep.
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paroxetine and sertraline

Final notes

From my experience with both paroxetine does its job better but it also comes with a price, the side symptoms are much more aggressive.
It should also be noted that the time for them to start having a maximum effect is between 2 to 4 weeks, so don't expect to see improvements quickly.
It is important not to adjust the dosage or stop taking it on your own, as well as not taking it because someone else felt good with another medicine.

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