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Ridgewood, NJ
A 21-year-old male asked:

Am i at risk of serotonin syndrome i'm switching to to prozac from cymbalta (duloxetine). one day prozac one day cymbalta (duloxetine) for a week. then prozac all for a month?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't know the: Doses. It sounds like this is not a cross titration but rather doubling up the medications for a week? There are some people who develop serotonin syndrome even at low medication doses. However, for most people - the higher amounts of serotonin are the issue. Without knowing doses can't really comment.
Last updated Mar 29, 2021


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