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Ramping down from Venlafaxine

Patient: I have been on Venlafaxine 37.5 mg for one year. Prior to that, I was on 20 mg of Prozac for about two years. I was experiencing extreme anxiety and stress due to my job. However, I quit my job about eleven months ago, and feel much better. I would like to ramp down from the venlafaxine due to the side effects. I would like to try not taking any antidepressant drugs, but would be willing to go back on Prozac if need be, as I tolerated it much better. Could you please give me a ramp-down schedule?

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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