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How can one safely wean off from Paxil for anxiety?

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Dr. Soujanya

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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?
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Answered by Dr. Soujanya 2 hours later
Brief Answer:

It can be weaned off in 1 week.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

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

Regards,
Dr Soujanya, Psychiatrist
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