How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 29046
Experience:  MD
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Basu is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

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

Customer Question

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: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
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.
Best wishes,
It was my pleasure to help you today.
If I have answered all your questions, Please click on Excellent service so that the website allows me to assist you further :)