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A 63-year-old female asked:

i was on paxil years ago and it worked for 12 years.recently cross tapered from effexor (venlafaxine) (112 mgs (bp) to prozac (6 weeks) and it is not working. ?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Has anything else: changed in your life? Any losses, illnesses in your family? Other stresses? Sometimes antidepressants need to be changed, other times it is due to life stress and psychotherapy may need to be added to the therapeutic mix.
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Dose?: You may need an increase in dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) up to max 80 mg/d. Add cognitive behavioral therapy if not already doing so
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
If too much sedation, increase Prozac dose. if too much stimulation, consider using Paxil again.
May 31, 2015

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