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A 43-year-old male asked:

What's the dosage equivelant of 100mg zoloft to the same amount of paxil (paroxetine). i'm aware paxil (paroxetine) only comes in 20mg, 30mg and 40mg doses.?

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Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No equivilency: They are both in the ssri family of anti-depressants/anti-anxiety medications but are different chemicals and are metabolized differently. Also, often highly individual responses are seen with this family of drugs. If zoloft works for you, Paxil (paroxetine) may not work well. You also may experience new, unwanted side effects. If necessary to change, start at a low dose and titrate to effective dose.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
About 20 or 30 mg: While there's no direct equivalency, 100mg of zoloft (sertraline) is a medium sized dose for an adult. A medium sized adult dose of Paxil (paroxetine) is 20 or 30 mg.

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