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What is the equivalent of Paxil (paroxetine) 10 and Paxil (paroxetine) 20 to Zoloft? How long does it take Paxil (paroxetine) to exit your body completely? How long does Zoloft need to work

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
They are different: Medications, can't just substitute one for another, everyone is different
Answered on Aug 6, 2015
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