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A 34-year-old male asked:

I am taking remeron 30mg but not helping much. doc wants to stop remeron and start paxil (paroxetine). won't i expirience withdrawal from remeron if i just stop it?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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I have never seen a: Case of withdrawal from remeron. Even if such a thing were to exist, chances are the withdrawal would be blocked by paxil (paroxetine). Best wishes.
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Alternate strategy: Stopping any antidepressant (except prozac/fluoxetine) abruptly carries significant risk of withdrawal symptoms (probably worst with Paxil (paroxetine) and effexor). If Remeron is at leastly partly effective, discuss with your physician the pros and cons of a cross-taper between Remeron and another antidepressant vs. One where another antidepressant is used in combination with remeron. Hope this helps.

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