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How can one safely wean off from Paxil for anxiety?

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Dr. Soujanya


Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 in Mental Health
Question: i have been on paxil cr 12.5 for 4.5 years for anxiety and would like to get off of it. what is the best way to do that?
Answered by Dr. Soujanya 2 hours later
Brief Answer:

It can be weaned off in 1 week.

Detailed Answer:


I would like to advise you to make it sure whether you got rid of your anxiety symptoms completely.

Weaning off from Paxil is a very simple and easy procedure.
You can just make it to half dose for 3- 6days and can be stopped after 1 week.

But if you are having any anxiety symptoms during this procedure, you can start benzodiazepines like CLONAZEPAM with very minimal dose.

Discuss this with your treating doctor.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Soujanya, Psychiatrist
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