Problems With Switching Rapidly From One MAOI to Another
J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(2):87-87 [letter]
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Sir: Szuba et al. described relatively trouble-free outcomes in 8 patients switched rapidly from one MAOI to another MAOI. They were appropriately cautious about advocating such a treatment strategy, although their review uncovered only two prior case reports of difficulties with a rapid switch. However, the literature does contain at least 4 additional cases in which a rapid switch was poorly tolerated.