Our expert says:
How Aropax helps
Aropax helps in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders by correcting the chemical imbalances in the brain that are thought to cause these disorders.
How Aropax works
Aropax belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals which are involved in controlling mood.
Depression is longer lasting or more severe than 'low moods' that everyone has from time to time. It is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain. This imbalance affects your whole body and can cause emotional and physical symptoms. Aropax corrects the chemical imbalance and so helps relieve the symptoms of depression.
Aropax may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, such as
obsessive compulsive disorder (irrational fears or obsessional behaviour)
panic attacks (sudden feelings of intense terror)
social anxiety disorder (fear or avoidance of social situations)
generalised anxiety disorder (constant worry about all sorts of things and expecting the worst)
These disorders can also be due to a chemical imbalance in parts of the brain.
Your doctor may decide that you should continue to use Aropax for some time, even when you have overcome your problem. This should prevent the problem from returning.
Your doctor may have prescribed Aropax for another use. Ask your doctor if you have questions about why Aropax has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that Aropax is addictive.
While you are using Aropax
Things You Must Do:
Check with your doctor, pharmacist or dentist before taking any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription (from a pharmacy, supermarkets, or health food shop), as well as prescribed medicines.
Things To Be Careful Of:
Driving or operating machinery until you know how Aropax affects you.
Although drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is unlikely to affect your response to Aropax, it is best to avoid alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
When your doctor decides that you should stop taking Aropax the dose may be reduced slowly or the time between doses increased over 1 or 2 weeks. Some people may have symptoms such as dizziness, anxiety, sleep disturbances, pins and needles or electric shock sensations if Aropax is stopped suddenly. However, there is no evidence that Aropax is addictive.
Do not take monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressants (MAOIs) until 2 weeks after you stop taking Aropax. Examples of MAOIs include phenelzine (NardilTM ) and tranylcypromine (ParnateTM ). There may be others so please check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Some medication can cause a delayed ejaculation or anejaculation (no ejaculation), so it seems that you are experiencing delayed ejaculation. This is quite normal for someone on Aropax.
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