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I am trying to safely wean myself off 30 mg Viibryd to take

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I am trying to safely wean myself off 30 mg Viibryd to take 20 mg Lexapro. How do I safely do this? I am worried about getting depressed as I wean myself off.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
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The best option will be to start on lexapro 20 mg daily now while on viibryd 30 mg.
Then after a week you can decrease viibryd to 20 mg daily, then to 10 mg daily and then stop after another week.
The lexapro dose can be adjusted if necessary.
Usually this will avoid any withdrawal symptoms.
Please also discuss with your doctor.
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