I have been on celexa 20mg since last July. I felt like it was helping a lot but still had some anxiety. I felt like it was helping a lot but still had some anxiety. my dr said to take 10 mg of celexa and 25 mg of Zoloft for one week.
Why not just up the Celexa dose? The maximum is 40mg.
I thought we would just switch the two. how much would the amount of Zoloft match the celexa. I felt it would be 100 mg. he said we needed to go slow I am afraid the 50 mg is not enough to control my anxiety.
There is too much variation in individual respone to different SSRIs to develop a precise equivalence formula, but the general rule of thumb is 20mg Celexa is about equal to 50mg Zoloft.
I asked about Prozac as I had did well on it before. he said it is a very strong medication and with other medication could effect the liver. Ina is that true.
It may be. It depends on which liver enzymes metabolize each of the meds you're taking. Not all the SSRIs are by the same one/s.
anyone do a switch like this and how did it work?
It is quite common for one SSRI to be switched to another. This can be done with a straight overnight switch, but your doctor is taking the more cautious approach and you can't fault him for that. Generally, these transitions go fairly smoothly.