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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? i am having terrible side effects. either from zoloft or withdrawal from paxil (paroxetine).

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
These are questions : for the psychiatrist who prescribed the cross-over of your anti-anxiety medications. Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant. Talk to your psychiatrist about safe ways of doing a cross-over without increasing your risk for Serotonin Syndrome. Medical supervision is needed when changing psychotropic medications or medication doses, as serious consequences can occur.
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