I have read many ways to wean off the drug.
What is the common way?. A pt. told me that her doc is starting her on Zoloft at the same time he is weaning off the Paxil.
the correct way?.
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Can you split Paxil CR? If a person takes Paxil CR and it is working why should they stop after 6 months like some Docs say. This and other anti depressants don't cure depression/anxiety they only treat it.
You should never split an extended release medicaton-i.e. CR, XR, XL. They will lose their potency and/ or their protective GI coating.
Last edit by Psychaprn on Apr 27, '05
Feb 15, '05
I have been on Zoloft for 7 years. Several years ago when my husband got laid off I was working full time plus over-time and having trouble sleeping. My psychiatrist prescribed Paxil for me to take at night and continue taking the Zoloft in the AM. I worked like a charm. I took it for about 6 months. When I quit taking the paxil my psychiatrist told me to just quit taking it. I never had any side effects or reactions. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in. The article talks about mixing two serotin elevating medications that work in different ways. Paxil and Zoloft both elevate serotin by the same mechanism. I remember my doctor telling me that when I asked him about taking both at the same time.
BTW: My shrink is one of the top in the country.
Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Feb 15, '05