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A 48-year-old female asked:

I have been taking 25 mg amitriptyline for insomnia. i am ready to wean myself off of it. could you please tell me the best way to wean off if 25 mg?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Slowly: If you really want to stop than taper to 20 mg for few weeks than if no problem with sleep than 10 mg for 2 weeks than take as needed if not able to sleep
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sounds reasonable, but please do inform your prescribing doctor first.
Feb 18, 2013

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