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Could I have withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

No: Antihistamines are not considered addictive. Perhaps your experiencing the symptoms that you were previously treating. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


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Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

Are there withdrawal symptoms from diphenhydramine?

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

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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?

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?

Codeine: By now the pain and swelling should be starting to go down. If so, begin tapering off the Codeine, substituting Ibuprofen if you still need some support. If pain persists, or if you have difficulty coming off the codeine, call your Oral Surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Addiction Medicine: It's best to work with an addiction medicine physician on issues like this. Please consult one in your community. ...Read more

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What sort of withdrawal symptoms can I expect if I suddenly stop taking sertraline?

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

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If a person stops taking femara (letrozole) cold turkey, what are the withdrawal symptoms?

If a person stops taking femara (letrozole) cold turkey, what are the withdrawal symptoms?

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

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Will there be withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking hytrin (terazosin) suddenly?

Will there be withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking hytrin (terazosin) suddenly?

Not really: If you have prostatism that it was treating, then the symptoms will get worse and if you have hypertension, it will go higher, but these are not really withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Which are the withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking hytrin (terazosin) suddenly?

Which are the withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking hytrin (terazosin) suddenly?

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

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Does Zofran (ondansetron) cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it after being on it for 20 months?

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

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If I want to stop taking Effexor, (venlafaxine) how can I do it without experiencing the withdrawal symptoms?

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

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In conjunction with my GP, we’ve decided to stop taking Valdoxane 25mg. Any withdrawal symptoms that I should be aware of? Thank you, Herman

Valdoxane: This medicine is not used in the US. I know it mainly works by regulating melatonin and therefore stopping it may cause sleep disturbances. As with any psychotropic medicines I recommend you make changes slowly. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Protonix (pantoprazole): You may suffer from rebound acid reflux if you suddenly stop it, taper down to Pepcid or zantac, (ranitidine) see how it feels and then see if you can stop that without rebound symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've been on 25 mg of amitriptyline per night starting 4 nights ago for migraines. Will I experience withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking them?

Amitriptyline: Usually 4 days is not enough to result in a withdrawal syndrome (usually weeks to months) and 25 mg is a low dose but please discuss any cessation of medication with your provider ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking amioderone?

Can you tell me if there are withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking amioderone?

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

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Is it safe to stop Effexor (venlafaxine). If I choose to deal with the withdrawal symptoms?

Is it safe to stop Effexor (venlafaxine). If I choose to deal with the withdrawal symptoms?

Concern 4 depression: There can be some very bothersome symptoms from the abrupt discontinuation. Abrupt cessation is not a good idea Also what about the reason that you starting taking the medication in the first place and that is " depression " You should discuss your plan to go off the medication with your psychiatrist and also with a therapist if you also have someone else who is working with you in therapy. ...Read more

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I take Oxybutinin 5mg 3xday and I want to stop because of the side effects. Will I have withdrawal symptoms?

I take Oxybutinin 5mg 3xday and I want to stop because of the side effects. Will I have withdrawal symptoms?

Here are some...: Generally speaking, discontinuing oxybutynin should leave no undue withdrawal side effect. Since the process of doing so is not urgent, you may just decrease 5 mg per day every 2-3 days so to totally rid its use in 6-9 days. If still in doubt, ask the prescribing doctor timely. Best wish to health, urinary urgency, etc. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to oxycontin I'm trying very hard to stop it, I used to take up to 300 mg daily Does methadone works to stop the withdrawal symptoms?

I'm addicted to oxycontin I'm trying very hard to stop it, I used to take up to 300 mg daily Does methadone works to stop the withdrawal symptoms?

Yes: Glad you recognize the addiction and seek to help. Methadone is a very long acting opioid, so it will replace the OxyContin at the receptor, and prevent withdrawal. But see an addiction specialist to learn other ways to be treated with Meds and counseling which prevent withdrawal and help you to. It return to, OxyContin. I wish you well in this endeavor ...Read more

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I ran out of Klonopin (clonazepam) two days ago. I experienced withdrawal symptoms. This morning I took. 5 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam). How long will it take for the withdrawal symptoms to stop?

Depends: Depends on the dosage and how much you have been taking and how long you have been taking them. Onset on Kloopin is usually up to 2 hours and can last 12 hours. Chances are you are going to need more medication to prevent withdrawal. Speak with your doctor and work out a game plan. ...Read more

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When do the all the lexapro 10mg withdrawal symptoms stop I've been taking it for about 4 years and quit cold turkey 5days ago? I take clonazepam 0.5m

When do the all the lexapro 10mg withdrawal symptoms stop I've been taking it for about 4 years and quit cold turkey 5days ago? I take clonazepam 0.5m

Hopefully Soon: In general it is not a good idea to stop medicines like Lexapro cold turkey especially after you been on it for several years. Usually you're supposed to taper yourself off of it. That is to say you gradually decrease the dose until you stop. I would recommend you ask your doctor or pharmacist about this. ...Read more

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I've been on celexa 10mg for 20 days now. Would I have withdrawal symptoms if I stopped it? Or how do you stop 10mg? Not stopping on my own. J/w if ido

Talk w MD & do gradu: You should tell ur M.D. of the plan to discontinue. In 3 weeks the anti-depressant effect should just be taking effect & you might not want to lose it and possibly become symptomatic again. If you r discontinuing you may not have any withdrawal symptoms or they could be mild. You can minimize the possibility by taking one pill every other day for a week and then one pill every 3 days for a week ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more