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paroxetine
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop paroxetine
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of paroxetine to 20 mg/day.
  • Day 8: reduce dosage of paroxetine to 10 mg/day.
  • Day 15: reduce dosage of paroxetine to 5 mg/day (preferably in 2 doses).
  • Day 22: reduce dosage of paroxetine to 2,5 mg/day (preferably in 2 doses).
  • Day 29: stop administration of paroxetine.



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