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Re: switching MAOIs---wait 5 weeks for prozac

Posted by cybercafe on July 29, 2002, at 12:40:33

In reply to Re: Nardil Parnate---Ross, Cybercafe,all, posted by ross on July 29, 2002, at 10:17:47

> you must wait 2 weeks between prozac and nardil due to prozac having the longest half life of the ssri's. do not play around. and you must wait 10 days between stopping remeron and starting nardil.

i'm pretty sure it's 5 weeks for prozac dude

most SSRIs are 2 weeks because their half lives are what... 1 day? .. whereas prozac has a half life of... 5 days? this is of course variable based on how long you have been taking it etc etc
In combination with certain drugs. Because the effect of many antidepressant drugs may persist for 10 to 20 days, do not commence tranylcypromine therapy within a week of discontinuing treatment with such drugs; then use half the normal dosage for the first week. Similarly, allow 1 week to

4. In combination with fluoxetine: although a causal relationship has not been established, death has been reported to occur following the initiation of MAO inhibitor therapy shortly after discontinuation of fluoxetine. Therefore, tranylcypromine should not be used in combination with fluoxetine. Allow at least 5 weeks between discontinuation of fluoxetine and initiation of tranylcypromine.
it says a week, but with SSRIs i'd be waiting at least, 10 days... but again i havn't looked into this at all...

> take the washout period very serious. serotonin syndrom can equal death!!!!


We don't mean to scare you... I mean you are not scared when you are standing on the corner... but at the same time, you realize it would be
an unneccessary risk to jump out in front of a car

> so u must choose what you are going to do and then start your washout period. it is lousy but the days go by fast.

i wouldn't rely solely on what anyone tells you... you should definately tell your doc every med you have taken in the last month or so (because you have been trying so many different ones) and make sure he okays it




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