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My doctor is changing me from sertraline 200 mg to escitalopram 20 mg, because of ongoing side effects on sertraline. This is the cross taper schedule: for 6-7 days: reduce from 200 mg to 150 mg sertraline further 6-7 days: reduce from 150 mg to 100 mg sertraline further 6-7 days: reduce from 100 mg sertraline to 50 mg sertraline and add 5 mg escitalopram further 6-7 days: reduce 50 mg sertraline to 25 mg sertraline, increase escitalopram to 10 mg. To finish: stop sertraline altogether, continue with 20 mg escitalopram. Does this cross taper seem okay? I am trying to reduce the risk of sertraline withdrawal. I also have a fear of vomiting. Is this schedule likely to make me vomit? Or should I avoid most withdrawal? I am on my second week now, so I am now on 100 mg sertraline. What side effects can be expected when going from 150 mg-100 mg sertraline? Thanks for the help and information.

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