Users' questions

Can switching antidepressants cause anxiety?

Can switching antidepressants cause anxiety?

The added effects of more than one antidepressant can lead to an excess of serotonin in your body. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include: agitation. nervousness.

Can you switch from Prozac to Zoloft?

Prozac (Fluoxetine) and Zoloft (Sertraline) are both drugs within the SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) class. There is no one recommended way to switch from one SSRI to another.

When to start a new SSRI after Zoloft?

Start the new SSRI at a low dose (typically Prozac 20 mg every other day or every day). If were taking a high dose of the Zoloft (>100 mg), it may be prudent to taper to a lower dose before starting the new agent to avoid increasing your risk of serotonin syndrome.

When to stop Prozac and start a new SSRI?

Typically, a seven-day “washout” period is advised, meaning to stop Prozac, wait 7 days, and then start the new SSRI. As stated at the beginning, there is no single right or wrong way to switch SSRIs and the method your doctor recommends will be based on your personal medical history and their professional experience, knowledge and judgement.

How long does it take for Zoloft side effects to go away?

These symptoms may last up to 2 weeks, and you are more likely to experience them if you have been taking Zoloft or Prozac for at least 6 weeks. How long do they take to work?

What’s the best way to switch from Zoloft to Prozac?

Some practitioners recommend a “cross-taper” method, which is most likely what you read in one of our other articles. With a cross-taper method, one SSRI is slowly decreased, while at the same time, starting at a low dose and gradually increasing the new SSRI.

Start the new SSRI at a low dose (typically Prozac 20 mg every other day or every day). If were taking a high dose of the Zoloft (>100 mg), it may be prudent to taper to a lower dose before starting the new agent to avoid increasing your risk of serotonin syndrome.

Typically, a seven-day “washout” period is advised, meaning to stop Prozac, wait 7 days, and then start the new SSRI. As stated at the beginning, there is no single right or wrong way to switch SSRIs and the method your doctor recommends will be based on your personal medical history and their professional experience, knowledge and judgement.

These symptoms may last up to 2 weeks, and you are more likely to experience them if you have been taking Zoloft or Prozac for at least 6 weeks. How long do they take to work?