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Could I Have Withdrawal Symptoms When I Stop Taking Benadryl
No: Antihistamines are not considered addictive. Perhaps your experiencing the symptoms that you were previously treating. ...Read more
I've been taking 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 time a day for about 6 months for involuntary movements. What can I expect as withdrawal symptoms if I stop?
Benedryl side effect: No. Withdrawl symptoms are related to a body's reaction after cessation of exposure to an addictive substance. Benedryl=dyphenhydramine is not an addictive substance, so withdrawl would not be medically anticipated. You may have rebound swelling of the sinus tissues that had been treated by the antihistamine. ...Read more
Wean dose: I suggest not stopping "cold turkey". Wean the dose over several weeks. ...Read more
Have been taking 30-60mg of codeine daily for wisdom teeth removal for about 3 days. Will I have withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking it?
Addiction Medicine: It's best to work with an addiction medicine physician on issues like this. Please consult one in your community. ...Read more
If stopped suddenly,: The ssri's can cause a discontinuation syndrome that can make you feel like you have the flu for a week or so. It can also give you what my patients call brain zaps and the feeling that when you turn your head, it takes a second for your eyes to catch up. Why not taper it with your doctor's help? ...Read more
None: Never heard of any, have looked up the prescribing information and none is mentioned. This medication is not tapered, it is just stopped when it is not needed or is causing problems. ...Read more
If I have been taking klonopin (clonazepam) as a prn but recently have been taking. 5 every night for two months....Will I experience withdrawal symptoms when stop?
Possibly: Discuss a proper tapering plan with your psychiatrist. ...Read more
Hytrin (terazosin): Withdrawal of terazosin therapy is associated with an increase in supine diastolic blood pressure, often to hypertensive levels, without signs of a withdrawal syndrome. Also associated with significant weightloss - 3 to 4 pounds in 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
Does Zofran (ondansetron) cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it after being on it for 20 months?
Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea: If you stop a medicine for nausea, most likely you will experience a rebound effect after stopping the medication. Zofran (ondansetron) does not produce tolerance, therefore there will be not discontinuation syndrome or physical withdrawal if not taken anymore. Hopefully the cause for the nausea has disappeared and stopping zofran (ondansetron) will not cause any problems. ...Read more
If I want to stop taking Effexor, (venlafaxine) how can I do it without experiencing the withdrawal symptoms?
Speak to your doc: Effexor (venlafaxine) is not a simple drug. In some cases it might be detrimental to your health to stop it abruptly. Your physician will take into consideration the reason you were prescribed this medication and decide if you need continuation of Effexor (venlafaxine). If he/she decides that it is OK to discontinue Effexor (venlafaxine) then a planned reduction in the dose over one or two weeks would be warranted. ...Read more
I've taken protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg for couple yrs now. Will I have any withdrawal symptoms if I just stop taking them because I would like to stop.
Can I go through withdrawal symptoms if I immediately stop taking lithium 300mg and Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg both once per day? And if so, what are they?
Unlikely: I think it unlikely u would experience withdrawal by discontinuing 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) and 300 mg of lithium. My biggest concern would be a return or worsening of whatever conditions these were intended to treat. Please speak to your doctor before stopping your meds. ...Read more
I had to stop taking my Claritin (loratadine) 3 days ago for testing. Now I itch. Can I be having withdrawal symptoms? Can you become addicted to claritin (loratadine)?
Half life is long: The half-life of the drug is so long that withdrawal symptoms are not possible. After prolonged use the elimination half-life of this drug can be up to 100 days. That means that it could take up to 500 days completely clear your system. Any drug coming out of your body that slowly would not have any withdrawal effects whatsoever. Best wishes. ...Read more
Probably: You are an alcoholic. Get help. The answer to your question is yes. ...Read more
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