Posted by SLS on August 7, 2009, at 7:07:41
In reply to Re: To SLS, posted by morganpmiller on August 6, 2009, at 21:32:01
> I just found the answer, 2 weeks, with the exception of Prozac, which is 4 weeks. Why is this exactly? I sure do not feel the effects of serotonin reuptake inhibition after 2 days let alone 2 weeks. I know this is mainly a precautionary measure.
Much of the medical literature actually recommends 5 weeks for Prozac. You really need to respect serotonin syndrome. I am sure that some people can go for shorter washout periods, but how do you know who is who?
Something that should be considered if one is to switch from Nardil to another drug is that Nardil hangs around much longer than Parnate. The washout does require a full two weeks before MAO activity recovers. Some people go less with Parnate, but I still wait two weeks with this drug.