I currently take 60 mg Cymbalta and need to switch to Zoloft (ultimately to 200 mg). Do I have to taper off Cymbalta and slowly add Zoloft? How does this work? Anyone switched before? Thanks a lot.
Thanks everyone for your very helpful answers. My internist told me I could make the switch pretty quickly but I was concerned about doing it so fast. I will definitely go slow and get the Cymbalta out of my system before introducing Zoloft. I was on Cymbalta once before and it was terrible getting off it. I don't think some doctors really realize how difficult and dangerous these drugs and their interactions can be. Thanks again!!!
I was on 60mg of cymbalta for 2 1/2 years, I have recently weaned off it. I reduced to 30mg for 28 days, no worries. Then 1 day nothing, until I started 25mg of zoloft. It was horrible for 3 days, head spins, tears. I rang my gp, he immediately upped my dosage to 50mg, but he checked if I had nausea first. No, now feel much than 4 days ago!
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