ATC Group: N06AB05 Paroxetine

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of N06AB05 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 N Nervous system
2 N06 Psychoanaleptics
3 N06A Antidepressants
4 N06AB Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
5 N06AB05 Paroxetine

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 20 mg

Active ingredients in N06AB05

Active Ingredient Description

Paroxetine is a potent and selective inhibitor of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) uptake and its antidepressant action and effectiveness in the treatment of OCD, Social Anxiety disorder/Social Phobia, General Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic Disorder is thought to be related to its specific inhibition of 5-HT uptake in brain neurones.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
ARKETIS Tablet Medicines Authority (MT) MPI, EU: SmPC
AROPAX CR Tablet Health Products Regulatory Authority (ZA) MPI, Generic
PAXIL Filmโ€‘coated tablet / Oral suspension FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/Old
SEROXAT Film-coated tablet / Oral suspension Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

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