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Taking Nortriptyline For Shingles How Should I Wean Off
Taking Prozac 40mg for 2 months, If I want to try Zoloft, how long should I take for tapering off Prozac before starting Zoloft, a week or two?
Classified as a tricyclic antidepressant, and considered of modest benefit these days due to significant anti-cholinergic side effects (drowsiness, dizziness, dryness of mouth, blurring, and perhaps effect on bladder). Confusion may occur in older folks. Had some value in migraine prevention at one point. Used rarely these days as ...Read more
I want to know what herbs i can take for fibromyalgia while taking synthroid, (thyroxine) nortriptyline and valacyclovir, tapering off nortriptyline at this time.
I am using bisoprolol 2.5 mg for palpitations for one month. Can I discontinue abruptly or should i taper off the dose?
Do not discontinue: Hi Paula659, Please do not discontinue your bisoprolol without speaking to your health care provider. This could lead to serious heart problems. Discuss any issues or adverse effects you are having with your health care provider. You should be closely monitored by health care professionals if and when they decide to discontinue your medication or switch you to another medication. ...Read more
I have been on 15 mg Remeron (mirtazapine) for a month. How do I taper off without withdrawal? Thank you.
I am taking 150 mg of trazodone for insomnia and want to stop, how should I taper off to prevent rebound insomnia?
Trazadone Dependence: I commend you for your desire to stop taking Trazadone and understand your concern for rebound insomnia. Let Wise Man within you reflect: •Stresses causing Anxiety leading to Insomnia •Dependence on Trazadone duration and 150mg/night •Reasons to stop taking Trazadone See Psychiatrist for •Therapy for stress •Decrease dose of Trazadone •Breathing Relaxation • Medication for Anxiety •Meditation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking 25 mg amitriptyline for insomnia. I am ready to wean myself off of it. Could you please tell me the best way to wean off if 25 mg?
I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) .5 twice daily, every 12 hours, for a year. How long will it take to wean off, and how should I do it? Should i taper by .25?
Xanax (alprazolam) taper: I would recommend tapering by half of a quarted milligram of the daily dose every 3 days, and ofcourse informing your prescribing doctor of your progress & response. Good luck 2u. ...Read more
Prescribed 10mg citalopram for depression.. How long should i take it before increasing to 20mg to avoid side effects?
How can I wean my self safely off verapamil 120 mg? Can i take it as needed for migraines once daily?
Migraine Prophylaxis: Verapamil is a prophylactic medication for migraines; you have to take it every day for it to work. Review your plan to wean off it with your treating physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Took 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 8 months weaned off 6 weeks ago..Think i need it again will it take as long to take effect?
It could take 2 to 6: Weeks to take full effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been on klonopin (clonazepam) for 30 yrs. I take 1mg 4x DAY. What is the best benzo to use to titrate off the klonopin (clonazepam). What dosage would be equivalent.
Not a DIY task: This is for doctors to deal with - it might even require in-patient mgmt! W/drawal can be very challenging and risky but it is also important to do. Your part of the work will be courage, patience and compliance. The results need to include high quality psychotherapy for learning skills to handle and avoid anxiety. I admire your choice to get this done! Find excellent help and do well! ...Read more
How can I safely tamper off celexa (citalopram) 10mg? Been on it for 6 months. Cant reach my doc for instructions. I am med sensative Please advise
Always taper off: antidepressants with the doctors knowledge and guidance. It would take 2 weeks to get beck to a steady state if you came off it completely. Not sure what you mean by med sensitive. Try to get a hold of your doctor this weekend to discuss this. Hope you are not having anxiety because of the loss of Zdeno Chara for 4-6 weeks due to injury last night. (I was up all night upset!) ...Read more
How to stop taking avanza. Currently taking 30mgs per day. Taken for for 12 days. Bad side effects. Need to get off them but can't see gp until tomor?
Taper off: Should taper off every other day for a week and then stop. ...Read more
How do you reccomend for someone to taper off wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 xl? I have been taking it for a couple of years.
Consult doctor: You should discuss ways to taper if appropriate with your treating physician. ...Read more
Have been taking 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol) for 2.5 months. What is the best way to wean off it if you going to 5 mg amlodipine. Can you take both during wean off?
Withdrawal: It is never a safe idea to abruptly stop a benzodiazepine like Valium, especially after prolonged use, as there is a risk of withdrawal symptoms that can be very severe (seizures, for example). Talk to your prescribing doctor and set up a plan to safely wean off the medicine with his/her supervision to ensure your safety. ...Read more
Yes, but . . .: When stopping/weaning off medications, always do so under prescriber's guidance. In other words, don't wean off because I said it was safe to do so. Do it because YOUR prescribing physician said it was safe & appropriate for you to do so. ...Read more
I've been taking sertraline for six days at 50mg and I have decided to stop them, would it be safer to taper off the medication or okay to just stop?
Don't just stop!: Best is to be monitored by doctor as you taper. If you really need to do it alone - YES, taper - don't just stop. Try 25mg for a week and if you are fine, 12.5mg for a week before stopping. You can even take longer by a week of every other day if you react badly. Best to find a pro to guide you. I hope it goes well. Consider CBT therapy for your needs - no side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more
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