A 26-year-old male asked:
i've been on 10mg prozac (fluoxetine) for 3 months for anxiety and depression. i feel better now.will i get a withdrawal if i suddenly stop taking the medications?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Catherine Shaw answered
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes : Yes, it can be dangerous to stop ssri (prozac (fluoxetine) etc) suddenly. Best to taper off under your doctor's guidance. It will not take long. Hope you keep feeling well.
Answered on May 20, 2016
Dr. Irving Harper answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes you can: You can have serious withdrawal sx from stopping your med suddenly. Please let your doc know how you feel and agree to a fast taper together. It is often recommended that a patient stay on their antidepressant for a full year before going off to assure great chance there is no relapse.
Answered on Apr 21, 2014
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