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Can I safely stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey?

Can I safely stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey?

It's safe....but: It is safe but you might experience some disconinuation sx--dizziness flu like symptoms some pts describe electric "zaps" in their heads-- probably better to wean off gradually. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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How can I quit Paxil (paroxetine) cold turkey?

How can I quit Paxil (paroxetine) cold turkey?

Not a good idea.: Paxil (paroxetine) and other ssri anti-depressants should not be stopped cold turkey- this can cause a withdrawal syndrome. Talk with whomever prescribed you the medication about tapering off of it- usually this is done over days to weeks. ...Read more

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Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

hydroxyzine: You can stop it without weaning, but you should consult with your doctor, for whatever reason you were taking it for may recur after stopping it. ...Read more

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Can i die from cymbalta (duloxetine) cold turkey withdrawals?

Can i die from cymbalta (duloxetine) cold turkey withdrawals?

No: You will not die from Cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal, but you'll make yourself very uncomfortable. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if i quit Prozac (fluoxetine) cold turkey?

What happens if i quit Prozac (fluoxetine) cold turkey?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) has long half-life, but some withdrawal can still occur within 3-7 days of discontinuing the medication. ...Read more

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Can I quit lithium (eskalith) cold turkey?

Can I quit lithium (eskalith) cold turkey?

You shouldnt: If you have been stabilized by lithium or even if you have only had patrtial resolution of symptoms, you should wean off of lithium and other mood stabilizers as there can be a rapid and severe mood change into depression or mania. ...Read more

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How can I quit antipsychotics cold turkey?

How can I quit antipsychotics cold turkey?

Antipsychotics : Antipsychotic treatment should be monitored by an specialist on a regular basis, due to the risk of short and long term side effects. Starting and stopping treatment could be safely done if doses are modified little by little over time. Titration of the medications is the best way to find the appropriate amount which will produce the least side effects and most effective results. ...Read more

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Could i stop taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cold turkey?

Could i stop taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cold turkey?

It depends: Stopping vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) suddenly after using high doses for prolonged periods could lead to withdrawal symptoms of depression and extreme fatigue. ...Read more

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What if i randomly stopped taking celexa (citalopram) cold turkey?

What if i randomly stopped taking celexa (citalopram) cold turkey?

Symptoms.: You could develop ssri discontinuation syndrome with sxs like brain zaps, vertigo, dizziness, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion & /or nightmares, please make any med changes under your physician's supervision. ...Read more

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Can stopping klonopin cold turkey cause fibromyalgia?

Can stopping klonopin cold turkey cause fibromyalgia?

No: fibromyalgia is not induced by a withdrawal from a benzodiazepine, presence of klonopin could be ameliorating some of the fibromyalgia symptoms however as stress does make it worse ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey cause tourrettes syndrome?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey cause tourrettes syndrome?

NO, however it is: No. Stopping any medication without first consulting your doctor is not advised, other mild to server complications can follow. ...Read more

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Can i quit losartan hct cold turkey?

Best if not : Discontinuation of medication would be best if done under your doctor's supervision and directions. ...Read more

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Can I stop taking 10 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) cold turkey after being on it for 13 days?

Can I stop taking 10 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) cold turkey after being on it for 13 days?

Taper off Lexapro (escitalopram): Reduce your dosage by 50%. Take the smaller dosage for eight days as you would regularly.. Always consult your doctor before reducing your Lexapro (escitalopram) or other SSRI intake. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Should i go cold turkey off clozapine?

No: Coming off Clozapine should be done under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can mirtazapine cause brain zaps when stopping cold turkey?

Can mirtazapine cause brain zaps when stopping cold turkey?

Yes: I like your term "brain zaps"! that's a good description of what happens with the discontinuation syndrome when stopping an ssri antidepressant. Technically speaking, Mirtazapine is not an ssri, but i suspect it could still cause aspects of the discontinuation syndrome with abrupt discontinuation. ...Read more

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Isnt it harmful to just take someone off xanax (alprazolam) cold turkey?

Isnt it harmful to just take someone off xanax (alprazolam) cold turkey?

It certainly can be.: The higher the dose and the longer the person has been on it are two factors to consider. ...Read more

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How can I stop taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without withdrawls?

How can I stop taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without withdrawls?

Talk to your doctor: Stopping antidepressants can be easy for some but horrible for others. The best thing to do is talk with your doctor for a plan in weaning down. There is no one size fits all solution. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more