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A 42-year-old male asked:

Want to taper off 5mg saphris used for sleep for over 1 yr. doctor approves but doesnt recommend taper. is there withdrawal from saphris? thanks

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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See below.: You could ask you dr if you can take Saphris 2.5 mg at night for 2 wks and then stop. You may experience withdrawal effects such as insomnia, anxiety, irritability, agitation, headache, flu-like symptoms and diarrhea. The duration varies from person to person, and some people don't experience any withdrawal. B/c 5 mg is a relatively low dose, you may not experience significant withdrawal sx.

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Last updated Jan 29, 2018

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