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I was taking 30mg of Paxil and my dr. changed me to 100mg of zoloft. I want to know if the 30mg of paxil equals 100mg of zoloft?

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Ian Health Maven

It may be. I can't be more specific than that as the two antidepressants have differing modes of action.

As a guide, the usual dose range for Paxil (paroxetine) is 10-50mg/day. For Zoloft (sertraline) it is 50-300mg/day.

It is possible that Zoloft will be a better fit for you chemically than Paxil, in which case you may need less of it. Of course, it is equally possible that it may not work as well for you, or indeed, at all. Unfortunately, in the absence of tests, the only way to determine the effectiveness of an antidepressants is to try it.

Best wishes


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