Which of the following drugs shall be strictly avoided in a patient taking Paxil?
 
a. Lyrica
b. MS Contin
c. Brisdelle
d. Astagraf
e. Depakote

Answer:(c) Paroxetine (Brisdelle) is an orally administered selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause. Each pink capsule contains 7.5 mg Paroxetine base.
 
The recommended dosage of Paroxetine (Brisdelle) for the treatment of moderate to severe VMS is 7.5 mg once daily, at bedtime, with or without food.
 
Paroxetine (Brisdelle) is not indicated for the treatment of any psychiatric condition. Paroxetine (Brisdelle) contains a lower dose of paroxetine than that used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
 
Serotonin syndrome, abnormal bleeding, hyponatremia, mania/hypomania, seizure and suicidal thoughts and behavior are reported side effects of Paroxetine (Brisdelle).

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