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If you are on Prozac 10mg and want to switch to Lexapro 10mg, can that be done immediately?

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cttpharmd 17 Oct 2015

Generally speaking, Prozac is an "easy" drug to come off of, especially at 10mg. How long were you on the Prozac? If you were on it for a while, your doctor may have you taper off of it for a week or so. But in many cases, that is not necessary at a lower dose. When starting Lexapro, be aware that you may feel "brain zaps" which are common among new Lexapro users. Nothing to worry about, and I always tell patients that means its in the beginning stages of it working! Keep in close contact with your prescriber if you have any mood changes, and please let me know if you have any other questions.

Christian, Pharm.D

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