A 32-year-old male asked:
need to switch from viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to another ssri or snri b/c of cost. yet to talk to my dr. do i need to completely be off the viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) or can i crosstaper.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mara Fiorentino answered
35 years experience Psychiatry
Crosstapering: You have to cross taper if you do not want to risk becoming depressed in the meantime. Usually SSRI and SNRI can produce discontinuation syndrome if stopped abruptly. Also, you may need to try your response to the alternative antidepressant to initiate instead of the prior treatment. Close medication monitoring , and keeping logs to show to your doctor will help both of you in the process.
Answered on Jan 1, 2017
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