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belongs to SSRI group of antidepressants. It is a nice drug for generalized anxiety disorder
, depressive disorders and a lot of other anxiety disorders. It is a safe drug and is devoid of serious side effects. But when the drug therapy is started some individuals may suffer rebound increase in anxiety, restlessness
for some days. If drug is started with low doses and gradual escalation is done then these side effects are not observed. Some side effects as nausea
, abdominal upset, slight dizziness
etc are common with SSRIs, but with time these side effects decrease in severity. As you are on 10 mg per day, you can take 5 mg dose for about a week and then increase the dose to 10 mg.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD