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How Long Do The Withdrawal Symptoms Of Effexor Last
Depends: Some people, for reasons that are not clear, are more sensitive to changes in serotonergic medications such as paroxetine (paxil) and suffer from discontinuation symptoms. In my experience, the way to manage this is to very slowly taper off the medication. Depending on the dose and duration of treatment, that can take many months (and often a lot of tab splitting and quartering). ...Read more
Geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal: Geodon (ziprasidone) is approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It's not addicting but to avoid symptoms of withdrawal your prescribing professional would probably taper you off Geodon (ziprasidone) even if changing you to a different medication. Either way you certainly shouldn't stop it cold turkey and it be done with your prescribing professional fully involved. ...Read more
Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?: Technically, the effect of stiffing Effexor (venlafaxine) is a "discontinuation syndrome", as opposed to withdrawal. Symptoms may include flu like sxs, disesthesias (zapping feelings), headaches, mood & anxiety symptoms. The length of time these symptoms may last depend on you, the dose of the med b4 stopping & several other factors. Ring your doc, as there are several things s/he may b able 2 do 2 help!:) ...Read more
Depak ore: Typically there is not a withdrawal syndrome associated with the discontinuation of depakote. As the medication is used to treat such conditions as bipolar disorder, seizures, and headaches, and these conditions may recur or intensify with abrupt stopping of the drug, it is recommended to gradually lower the dose and stop in consultation with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Usually about 3 wks: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms can be diminished by using nicotine replacement drugs (gum, patch, inhaler, nasal spray) and/or other pills (bupropion, varenicline). Talk to your doctor, get a date on the calendar, alert your friends & family that you need their support, and do yourself the biggest favor of your life and quit (if you have not already). Good luck. ...Read more
Slow taper: I would suggest using 1/2 dose for 2 weeks and then 1/4 tab for one week, every other day for 1 week and then off. ...Read more
About 5 to 7 days: Half life is about a day. So on a dose of 50 mg , every day there will be 1/2 left from the day before. Other factors include age of patient, frequency and amount used. ...Read more
Return of symptoms!: I agree that you can experience serotonin discontinuation syndrome when stopping cymbalta, (duloxetine) which can feel like having the flu and sometimes strange sensations as well. As a result it should be tapered if possible with the help of your provider. This is pretty rare with Cymbalta (duloxetine) however; of greater concern is the possibility that your symptoms could recur, you should discuss this with your doc also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with Doctor: As suboxone contains buprenorphine, which is by itself an opiate- stopping suboxone abruptly causes withdrawal symptoms. You need to get together with your dr to discuss a taper plan. If you don't have a dr, you need to get one and stop taking suboxone off the street. Possession of suboxone without a prescription is a felony. Stopping suboxone from a dose of 4 mgs per day or less is easiest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DEPENDS ON SYMPTOM: In an otherwise healthy patient, whose dose has been gradually reduced prior to discontinuing, symptoms are usually mild and "self-limiting". Two to four weeks is common. Symptoms which were relieved with the zoloft (sertraline) may rebound on discontinuation and are not the same as the withdrawal symptoms. Patients differ. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Xanax (alprazolam) vs Xanax (alprazolam) XR: Xanax (alprazolam) is a short-acting benzodiazepine w/half-life of 11+hrs in most adults, 16+hrs in elderly & ~20hrs in those w/alcoholic liver disease (https://online.epocrates.com/noFrame/showPage?method=drugs&MonographId=1414). The extended release formulation has half-life of 10-16hrs (https://online.epocrates.com/noFrame/showPage?method=drugs&MonographId=3381&ActiveSectionId=7). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depend: depend how much and how long you have been using a doctor can help you ...Read more
The half life ...: of neurontin, (gabapentin) or the time it takes for half of the drug to lose its pharmacologic activity, is 5-7 hours. So at about 6 hours, 400 mg of activity remans; after another 6 hours, 200 mg of activity remains. After 24 hours, less than 50 mg..one sixteenth of the original dose..may be still active in the body. Likely no one would experience any effects from this. Short answer: "all" gone in 24 hours. ...Read more
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