Depression/Mental Health Expert Forum
effexor to zoloft switch
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support pertaining to mental health issues such as: Anger, Dementia, Depression, Family Problems, Memory Problems, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Transitions and Work Problems.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

effexor to zoloft switch

I began taking Effexor XR about 7 years ago when Zoloft seemed to quit working for me. I've experienced weight gain, dry mouth, and constipation with Effexor XR (not to mention the cost) and would like to go back to Zoloft, which was free of side effects in my case. Can Zoloft work after a 6-7 year rest? What is the typical protocol for switching from Effexor XR to Zoloft?
Related Discussions
242532_tn?1269553979
Yes, Zoloft can work just as well...each doctor has a slightly different approach to the safe transfer, so work with your doctor on this. Usually you taper off of Effexor while restarting a lower dose of Zoloft.
Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank