Our expert says:
Thanks. As I understood it, it was believed that because fluoxetine is more slowly eliminated from the body, one could usefully switch someone from whatever other SSRI they were on ( more rapidly eliminated ) to Fluoxetine, and then stop the fluoxetine ( Prozac/ Nuzak, etc. ) more easily.
A discontinuation syndrome was not really noticed or talked about in the early days when fluoxetine was the only SSRI we had.
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