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A 44-year-old male asked:

Can i stop 50mg zoloft after 10 days and go back on paxil (paroxetine) 12.5mg cr?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Check with your doc: you need to check with your doctor it take 3-4 weeks for a medicine to be effective. if you want to change because you are not feeling the effect is too early. my advice check with your doctor.
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
NO: You need to taper a SSRI so your doctor should be involved. The dosages you mentioned are not equivalent. Have you doctor help you. If you stop the drug cold there are side effects and rebound depression can occur Please seek help from your doctor. Best wishes.

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Last updated Mar 16, 2016

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