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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Reducing gabapentin: This medicine can cause weight gain, although it is relatively unusual. It is an unusual medicine for headache prevention. If you want to stop usi ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Blocks glutamate: The exact mechanism is not fully understood. Neurontin (gabapentin) may work by binding to certain sites on nerve cells in order to block the release ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
29 years experience Family Medicine
Soon: Gabapentin is not intended as a sleep aid, it is a neurologic medication used for nerve pain and neurologic disorders. Any drugs that affect the brai ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angel Carrasco
52 years experience Neurology
It is possible.: However tachycardia caused by gabapentin is not a common occurrence in my experience.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Wean gradually: And seek help. Why were they prescribed initially? Are there other meds that might be substituted? Are there other options? Wean then stop. Expect som ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Slowly : Depending on how long you have been taking this medication and how high of a dose you are taking, patients should taper off of this medication slowly. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Are you asking: How long you need to take for a specific condition or are you asking how to taper off it. What is the condition being treated? Please clarify and re- ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Ask your MD.: You should discuss going off any med you are on with the doctor that is prescribing it for you. Typically the dose of Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is 1 of ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Gradual taper: Depends upon how much you are taking and how long you have been on it, but decreasing your dose by 2-5 mg every 3-5 days is a reasonable goal. Diazepa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Rozavel: Discuss with the prescriber.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Stop bromocriptine: You can stop taking this medication "cold turkey". But if your taking it for abnormal lactation be prepared that this condition will restart.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Not advised: Please do not stop your antidepressant without checking with the prescribing physician. Many conditions that nortriptyline (pamelor) are used to treat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to your doctor: Stopping antidepressants can be easy for some but horrible for others. The best thing to do is talk with your doctor for a plan in weaning down. The ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Seizure: You should be free of seizures for 2-3 years before you stop this medication in consultation with your doctor. You don't have to wean.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Megace (megestrol): Megace (megestrol) is out of your system in 100 to 250 hours. Thus, side effects should diminish after this time frame.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Go see your doc: Otc remedies: nicoderm patches (at costco), nicorette gum, electronic cig. Doc's solution: chantix, wellbutrin (bupropion). Set a stop date, an ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tramine: Is a diet pill that can interfere with sleep due to its stimulant effect & also effect on blood pressure. If remedies such as sleep hygiene or sleep a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Not enough info: That is a question for your neurologist. Answer depends upon what kind of epilepsy, and why you have it.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Possibly. : Clonazepam (klonopin) is a benzodiazepine, and the body can build up tolerance to this medications over time. This is similar to how the body can buil ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the medication.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
45 years experience Clinical Psychology
Check with your MD: You are wise to know not to suddenly stop this medication. This class of drug (SSRI) can cause issues if you do not slowly taper off your dose. Chec ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Days to weeks: Don't give up too soon. Keep taking it and let your doctor know how things are going. Unless you are getting worse, keep current dose. Your doctor pr ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Doctor's advice: Starting and stopping medications can be complex. The proper way to stop a medicine depends on the reasons that the medicine is being used, and the e ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
1/2 life is 18-44 hr: So, it should be gone in a matter of days. You're probably safe now. at the longest, 10mg would be 5mg in 2 days, 2-1/2mg in another 2, 1 in another 2 ... Read More
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