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Need details on how to titrate off (if need be) from Viibryd…

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Need details on how to titrate off (if need be) from Viibryd and then start Effexor.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Viibryd 40 mg and will be starting Effexor 37.5 to begin

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?

Everything else is normal no issues

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11/16/2017
Dr. Kaushik
Dr. Kaushik, Psychiatrist
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Greetings.

Welcome to the site.

I am a Psychiatrist and i believe that i can help you with your query.

The drug switch over that you are planning to do needs to be done under the guidance of your prescribing doctor/ psychiatrist. I am going to lay out a plan of switch over below, kindly discuss this with your doctor before embarking on it.

1) Reduce viibryd to 20 mg dose and take it for 1 week

2) Then take 20 mg dose of viibryd on alternate day for next 1 week and then stop it completely. So in two weeks you should be off viibryd.

3) After gap of 2 days start on effexor xr 37.5 mg once a day for 1 10 days and then you may increase the dose to 37.5 mg dose taken twice a day , say morning and evening, respectively.

The next dose titration shall be discussed with your doctor after at least 3 weeks of being on this 37.5 mg dose twice a day dosing.

I hope this helps.

Wish you all the best.

Please kindly leave a POSITIVE RATING if you are satisfied with the answer.

Regards

Dr. Kaushik
Dr. Kaushik, Psychiatrist
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