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Can i go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Can i go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Go see your doctor!: Australia's endep (amitriptyline) is sold in states as Elavil brand of Amitriptyline which is an early antidepressant w/anticholinergic properties, causing dry eyes & mouth, constipation, inability to urinate & confusion. Both http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-9159-endep (amitriptyline)+oral.Aspx?Drugid=9159&drugname=endep (amitriptyline)+oral & http://www.Drugs.Com/elavil.Html recommend tapering off under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


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Does coming off duloxetine cause insomnia?

Does coming off duloxetine cause insomnia?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Yes, depending on dose and duration u been taking it. ...Read more

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Can i go off lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning.I am also on remeron.

Can i go off lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning.I am also on remeron.

Lexapro (escitalopram): Depending on your current dose. Generally I would recommend gradual tapering. ...Read more

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Straight switch from Zoloft to lexapro (escitalopram). Doc told me to just switch without tapering off. Is this ok. Was on 150mg Zoloft going to 20 mg of lexapro (escitalopram).

Zoloft to Lexapro (escitalopram): Many physicians will do a cross taper gradually lowering the dose of one antidepressant while raising the dose of another. If however it has been determined that the zoloft has been of absolutely no benefit than there is no need for a cross taper. The Lexapro (escitalopram) should block any possible ssri discontinuation syndrome. Discontinuation symptoms with zoloft have been reported to be 1 to 2% but in my clinical experience have actually been far less than that. You should have no problem doing this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why im not hungery after coming off effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 mg?

Why im not hungery after coming off effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 mg?

Appetite and effexor (venlafaxine): You mean you have stopped taking Affexor? While you were discontinuing the medication were you under medical supervision? Or you did on your own, just one day decided to stop it jut like that.? First option is OK, Second is VERY wrong. I need to know your height and your weight, before passing a comment. I do not know the cause. But may be good for you ...Read more

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I am going cold turkey off clozapine, suggestions?

Yes: Don't do it. Please work with your prescribing provider to safely come off this medication. ...Read more

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Do headaches from taking cymbalta (duloxetine) go away.? Just started taking it

Do headaches from taking cymbalta (duloxetine) go away.? Just started taking it

Just started: It's possible headaches are a side effect. However, unless they are severe i'd continue for a few days and they may go away. If you stop and they persist follow up on this symptom and make sure there's no other cause. It may be an error to assume that the headaches and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are connected. ...Read more

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Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Been on clonidine for 5 days to help off morphine. Do i wean off clonidine or just stop?

Wean: Stopping Clonidine abruptly can result in "rebound hypertension" which means blood pressure can shoot up very high. Clonidine should always be tapered under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Can i take valerian root while weaning off of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Can i take valerian root while weaning off of cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Not a good plan: Cymbalta (duloxetine) and valerian root can both be toxic to your liver, so combining them would not be a good idea. Also some sources indicate potential cytochrome interactions between these 2, so that there may be changes in how your body clears these substances when used together. If tapering your Cymbalta (duloxetine) and having difficulty, please speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I taper myself off of Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Should I taper myself off of Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Under supervision: Highly recommended that you taper under a doctor's/provider's supervision. Not only can there by uncomfortable withdrawals, medications like Xanax/alprazolam can result in life-threatening withdrawal seizures if an appropriate/safe tapering does not take place. What does of Xanax, how often taking? High dose/daily use may require inpatient detoxification. ...Read more

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Best meds to come off tramadol. Withdraw???

Best meds to come off tramadol. Withdraw???

Ask your doctor: Not knowing exactly what type of pain you are being treated for with the tramadol or the dosing intervals make specific suggestions difficult. Your doctor would be in the best position to give you alternatives. You are correct, however, that a wean down is what you want to doas opposed to abrupt cessation. ...Read more

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They stop me cold turkey on my klonopin (clonazepam) and put me on Depakote for a month had horrible racing thought back on klonopin (clonazepam) they are slowly going away?

They stop me cold turkey on my klonopin (clonazepam) and put me on Depakote for a month had horrible racing thought back on klonopin (clonazepam) they are slowly going away?

If you were having: Tachycardia or palpitations that we're causing you anxiety can feel "fixed" by klonapin; however after daily use, you can get rebound anxiety, which makes symptoms worse. If you haven't had a tilt-table test to rule out postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome, you might ask your cardiologist. The inderal, (propranolol) in the meantime can help slow your heart rate. Also get a thyroid panel done. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist just took me off my Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 1xper day due to im very off balance from it.How long until this off balance thing stops?

My psychiatrist just took me off my Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 1xper day due to im very off balance from it.How long until this off balance thing stops?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Depends on how long u bee on it, but at that low dose, doubt it would be more than a week. By the way, what was it prescribed for?. ...Read more

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Does coming off Zoloft (sertraline) cause a rash?

Does coming off Zoloft (sertraline) cause a rash?

Rash: Reactions to ssri withdrawal can occur, especially if done too rapidly. I've known of itching or hive-like reactions but not rash. Did you have a rash when you started it? ...Read more

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How long do aches last when coming off effexor (venlafaxine)?

How long do aches last when coming off effexor (venlafaxine)?

Depends: Abrupt stopping from a high dose can last longer. Most withdrawal symptoms last about 3 - 7 days. ...Read more

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How do I taper off Xanax (alprazolam) while trying to switch to klonopin?

How do I taper off Xanax (alprazolam) while trying to switch to klonopin?

Xanax (alprazolam): Depends on current dosage, how long u have been on xanax, (alprazolam) & what other medications are used concurrently. Work with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips on coming off Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal?

Do you have any tips on coming off Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal?

Paxil (paroxetine): Gradual tapering, depending on current dose & how long u have been on it. Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more