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What's the best way to withdraw from paxil (paroxetine)?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician.
Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. About 1/5 individuals experience discontinuation symptoms when coming off a ssri. Paxil (paroxetine) has a relatively short 1/2 life meaning it clear from the system fairly quickly. Generally the dose would be decreased gradually to the lowest possible dose before stopping.

In brief: With your Docs help!

Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician.
Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. About 1/5 individuals experience discontinuation symptoms when coming off a ssri. Paxil (paroxetine) has a relatively short 1/2 life meaning it clear from the system fairly quickly. Generally the dose would be decreased gradually to the lowest possible dose before stopping.
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