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Going Off Atenolol
Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more
Just got off propranolol 60 mg ER & got on bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg. Now doc wants me back on propranolol. Can i just stop bystolic (nebivolol) & go right back on propranol?
Yes: If your doctor is monitoring you...It should be ok...... ...Read more
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
I was taking 50mg of atenolol doctor suggested I switch to Toprol XL 50mg because the atenolol was wearing off fast. Second day on Toprol and it sucks. It takes too long to kick in I feel it's making anxiety worse. Switching back to atenolol safe?
Being tapered off xanex after 23yrs due to drug war on streets. Down to .05mg started having anxiety attacks heart races fast. What do i do, scared.
Slightly increase: You may have to go down more slowly Go up in the dosage and wean yourself more slowly ...Read more
I was on 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 30 mg remeron.Dr increased remeron to 45mg. can i go off lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning off.
Lexapro (escitalopram): Not recommended. Gradual tapering works best. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Lexapro (escitalopram): Depending on your current dose. Generally I would recommend gradual tapering. ...Read more
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
I was taken off my BP meds olmetec 20mg will I have any withdrawles from stoping them cold turkey?
Why?: If one is taken off BP medications because the BP is too low, it might be helpful to check ones BP sitting and standing each am to determine if it's adequately controlled. If one has had an allergic reaction to the med, avoid arb's (angiotensin receptor blockers). If taken off because of pending surgery, resume it after surgery when BP rises again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Im on mirtazapine 30mg bed for 15yrs. It has caused trigly to go out of whack and i take tricor (fenofibrate) 200mg. Can i wean off remeron slowly?
Off celexa (citalopram) for 45days now. Was on it for 6months. Didn't stop cold turkey. Tamp slowly. Still getting neaseous & shocks. When will this stop?
Usually Two Weeks: Two weeks would be a normal maximum time for withdrawal. Symptoms you are experiencing now are more likely from an underlying condition. ...Read more
Was put on klonopin (clonazepam) to get off xanex can i just stop klonopin (clonazepam) or will there be bad withdrawals? Tyvm
You should not stop: these habit-forming medications cold turkey because they will cause you to have withdrawal syndrome, which could be life threatening. They are supposed to be tapered off in a controlled fashion, with close monitoring by your physician/ healthcare provider. Please see your healthcare provider for proper recommendations. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more