Paroxetine Mesylate Capsules Dosage

When taking paroxetine mesylate capsules for hot flashes caused by menopause, the standard dosage is 7.5 mg taken once daily at bedtime. This medication can cause drowsiness, so do not drive or engage in any activity that requires mental alertness until you know how the medicine will affect you. These capsules can be taken with or without food.


An Introduction to Your Dosage of Paroxetine Mesylate Capsules

There is only one usual recommended dose of paroxetine mesylate capsules (Brisdelle™), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Recommended Paroxetine Mesylate Capsules Dosing Guidelines

The usual recommended dose of this drug for treating moderate-to-severe hot flashes due to menopause is 7.5 mg once a day. It is recommended that paroxetine mesylate capsules be taken in the evening, at bedtime.

General Information on Taking Paroxetine Mesylate Capsules

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with paroxetine mesylate capsules include the following:
  • Paroxetine mesylate capsules are usually taken by mouth once a day, at bedtime.
  • This medication can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • You should take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • If paroxetine mesylate capsules do not seem to be reducing the number or severity of your hot flashes, let your healthcare provider know. It may not be the right medicine for you.  
  • Paroxetine mesylate capsules can cause drowsiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or engage in any activity that requires mental alertness until you know how the medication affects you.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. This medication will not work if you stop taking it.  
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of paroxetine mesylate capsules, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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