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Re: Paxil vs. Serzone

Posted by Matt on July 30, 1998, at 17:53:46

In reply to Paxil vs. Serzone, posted by Dreya on July 29, 1998, at 22:11:11

> I am a 29 y.o. woman taking 10-20 mg Paxil on alternating
> days. This is my third round of experience with this med,
> and for the first time I am experiencing sleep disturbance,
> sexual dysfunction, along with neck and jaw tension. My
> depression has been alleviated, but find myself frustrated
> daily by the side effects. I would like to ask my Dr. for
> a switch to Serzone...

> What is the smallest effective/recommended dosage? I am a
> firm believer in taking as little of a drug as possible.

The smallest "therapeutic" dosage is 200mg/day (usually bid), though YMMV.

> Also, how successful is Serzone at reducing sexual dysfunction
> and restoring disturbed sleep?

It is very good in both of these regards. It causes far fewer sexual side effects than does Paxil, and it causes most people to sleep very soundly and fall asleep quickly.






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