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I have been taking Effexor for two years.Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Can I switch to Paxil without tapering i have been on 150 mg for 2 years.
Thank you very much for your reply.
2 years ( 24 months ) of a medication like Effexor which is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs) group , I would recommend you to taper the medication instead of stopping it suddenly.
Start tapering alternate day for 15 days and then switch over to Paxil .
Do review once with your family doctor after a month to check for any changes on the blood pressure , sleeping habits.
Do let me know if you have any further queries.
Thank You. What dose of Paxil should I start with?
The initial recommended dose is 20 mg per day.
Do you Agree with what I have mentioned ?