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How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg?

How to wean off Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg?

Lower the dose: Meds like zoloft (sertraline) can sometimes cause withdrawal effects including dizziness, electrical sensations in your head, nausea, mild muscle aches, feeling flushed, anxious, etc. Zoloft (sertraline) does this infrequently. These withdrawal effects are not dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable. If you are having problems stopping from 50 mg talk to your doc about cutting to a lower dose for a week or 2 and then stop. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sinemet (Definition)

Sinemet is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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How do you wean off sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Slow taper: If sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) needs to be stopped, depending on the amount and indication for the medication, the most desire able way is to taper the medication. Parkinson's patients can have severe side effects if sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is abruptly stopped. ...Read more

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Taper off emsam, how?

With your doctor: This is something you should only do in partnership with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop taking anti-seizure medication? Wean off slowly?

How to stop taking anti-seizure medication?  Wean off slowly?

Seizure: You should be free of seizures for 2-3 years before you stop this medication in consultation with your doctor. You don't have to wean. ...Read more

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Weaning off 2.5 mg of amlodipine besylate?

Weaning off 2.5 mg of amlodipine besylate?

Amlodipine: One generally doesn't have to wean from amlodipine, but you should discuss your specific situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to wean off tramadol?

How to wean off tramadol?

Use half q 2 days: Tramadol has a medium half life. If you reduce the amount you're taking by half every 2 days, you should be able to stop after about a week. ...Read more

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How to wean off venlafaxine 300 mg's to start impramine?

How to wean off venlafaxine 300 mg's to start impramine?

Consult with your dr: Weaning off meds is not easy. There are several ways to do what you asking,but the process needs to be supervised by a specialist. ...Read more

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How to wean off amiodorone?

How to wean off amiodorone?

The body will wean: off Amiodarone all by itself. The half life of Amiodarone is in the range of 57 days so if you stop it today it will take two and a half months before 60% of it is out of your system. There really is no specific weaning process. Just stop and it will wean itself over several months. ...Read more

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How to wean off bupropion HCl XL 150?

How to wean off bupropion HCl XL 150?

Drop the dose : Tapering down simply means reducing the dose - so cutting to 100 mgm/day for a few days, then 50 mgm for a few days and then stopping but speak to your doctor about coming off. ...Read more

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How should I wean off 25 mgs nortriptylene?

Wean off nortriptyle: Only after discussing with your doctor and weaning very slowly. ...Read more

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Can Suboxon helps in weaning off Methadone?

Can Suboxon helps in weaning off Methadone?

Yes, but...: Weaning off methadone can also be done by a patient, careful, supervised reduction in methadone alone. That's certainly a cleaner way to move off all medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence. ...Read more

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How to wean off of cymbalta (duloxetine) 120 mgs in 2 weeks?

Depends: This is best handled by your prescribing physician. Usually decreasing the dose by half every two or three weeks is safe. ...Read more

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How to wean off wellbutrin (bupropion) 400?

How to wean off wellbutrin (bupropion) 400?

See below: In order to do that safely, you might want to discuss this with your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Weaning off of Zoloft (sertraline) or just stop it without weaning . . . Which is safer?

Weaning off of Zoloft (sertraline) or just stop it without weaning . . . Which is safer?

Wean If Possible: After taking an antidepressant then abruptly stopping it may cause "discontinuation syndrome" (a fancy term for withdrawal). Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, and electric brain shocks just to mention a few. If these symptoms occur you might think you are slipping back into depression and needlessly restart the med. Tapering is preferred. Always work closely with your md. ...Read more

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What is optimum schedule for weaning off toprol (metoprolol)?

What is optimum schedule for weaning off toprol (metoprolol)?

STOP IT: Toprol, brand metoprolol, is one of the medications with a long half-life that wean themselves. Unless you are on an unusually high dose, over 200mg daily, you can just stop it. ...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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What is the recommended taper schedule when discontinuing sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa)?

Slowly: Depends on dosing/schedule, but its very important to taper very slowly. It would be best to call your prescribing doctor and have them give you a clear tapering schedule. ...Read more

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How to wean off amlodipine safely?

Under supervision: Amlodipine is a medication used for treatment of high blood pressure. Discontinuation of this medication is not associated with significant rebound effects. However stopping any prescribed medication should be done under the supervision and by instruction of your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Carbidopa And Levodopa (Definition)

Carbidopa|levodopa is an ear drop which is a kind of ...Read more