A member asked:

Is there tapering off procedure when stopping 6 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) in children if he took it for 3 weeks only. any withdrawal symptoms?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Usually SSRI anti-depressant meds such as Prozac (fluoxetine) should be tapered gradually unless there are severe side effects. Stopping suddenly may cause an increase in anxiety, depression, and other sx. Talk with your doctor about the exact timing of the tapering.

Answered Jan 5, 2017



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