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Whats The Protocol For Getting Off Keppra
What is the protocol for weaning off keppra (levetiracetam) 500mg bid for someone who never had a seizure, and was put on it following a head injury after a fall. ?
What is the best way to wean myself off of 120mg of oxy a day? Been on pain mgmt for 1y doc wants to go methadone route, but terrified of that!
Tell your doctor: Tell your doctor you want to be weaned off. Most doctors would be happy to help you reduce the doses gradually until you are off or on a lower dose. If the pain you are suffering is so severe that when the dose is decreased your pain is not controlled, a long acting agent is always a good idea. Methadone is a great analgesic. There are many agents other than methadone. Discuss it with md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on 50mg of amitriptyline for migraines. I talked to the neurologist about going off of them. What is the best way to taper off by 10mg at a time?
Side effects?: Has your neurologist considered recommending nortriptyline which generally has less intense side effects than amitriptyline (if side effects are hampering you?). I tend to wean my patients off by about 10 mg. every 3-5 days from 50mg. to ZERO. Wanna chat about this a bit more? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is good timeline for withdrawal from oxycontin? Was on 120 mg for 2.5 months now need to get off the pain relievers at prescribed rate.
Get help: A very gradual taper will help minimize with drawal symptoms. 120 mg is a lot of oxycodone if you have been using that much everyday. You need to get some help through a drug rehab program. At least outpatient and possibly inpatient treatment through a good substance abuse program will give you the help you need. ...Read more
I've been on 200mg of Seroquel (quetiapine) for insomnia for 8 years. I no longer wish to take meds for sleep. What's the safest way to taper off of them entirely?
Methadone: Given the characteristics of Methadone pharmacologically and its typical utilization in a chronic pain setting, weaning a patient from Methadone should only be done by a licensed practitioner experienced in such treatment protocols. I would recommend a physician specialized in such matters in order to prevent withdrawl symptoms or other physiologic side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been on diazepam for 2 months for severe injury and wanting to wean off! What would be the proper way to wean off if I've taken 5mg 3x a day?
Valium taper: You need a schedule of slow tapering while closely monitoring for withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor can help you with this. For my patients I use schedule of tapering by 5% of daily dose every 4-7 days, and if not successful, I try the Phenobarb detox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an anticonvulsant for migraine prophylaxis that is good about not causing cognitive deficits. On week two tapering off topamax (topiramate) now. ?
What is the safest way to taper off of 3 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) a day. This has been the dosage for years.
Have been metoprolol tartrate for a month. Terrible side effects and i'm going to begin weaning off. Taking 50mgs a day, what is the best step down ?
What is the time frame for weaning yourself of oxycontins used for pain relief?Have been using 40mg ones for 6 mths.How quickly can I drop the dosage?
Slowly: I assume that you are taking 40mg every 12 hours for a total dose of 80mg per day. You should wean slowly, usually by 10% increments. I would decrease to 30 mg bid for 2 weeks, then 20mg bid for 2 weeks, then 10mg bid for 4 weeks. If at any point you have true withdrawl symptoms, you can increase to the higher level briefly. Clonidine at low doses can reduce withdrawl symptoms. ...Read more
I'm looking for the best medicine to control night seizures for my 21 year old son. He is on 4000mg of keppra (levetiracetam) a day, but seems like not doing the job?
Taking enbrel (etanercept) for ra. What is your view of being off it for two weeks prior to shingles vaccine and off two more weeks after?
Wait longer: Because the shingles vaccine is a attenuated virus, i would recommend staying off of your Enbrel (etanercept) the week that you get your vaccine; and, for six weeks thereafter. The six weeks allows your immune system to develop igg antibodies to the virus, the most effectivbe antibody. I recommend getting no more than 15 mg of Prednisone during the time you are off your enbrel (etanercept). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a good alternative med to switch off Clonazepam? I was on Paxil (paroxetine) and switched to Zoloft, and worked amazing getting off. Please Dr, Ty!
Can't switch off: Have to wean off.....get PMD's guidance.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the typical turnaround time for recovery from sciatica ? I've had it for 2 weeks now and have been on medication for about a week.
What is the best schedule for tapering off remeron (mirtazapine) after using 15 mgs for 8 months for sleep? Any side effects?
Not science: You are on a low dose but you're correct in not stopping it abruptly. If the tablet can be cut in half, take 1/2 tablet nightly for a week, and then every other night for a week and then every third night for a week,etc until you're down to one for the last week as this medication has a long half life and changes are best made weekly. Apart from this advice you could consult a psychiatrist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been off the pill for 2 years and thinking of getting back on it for 3 months (21 marvelon) what effects may it cause and will it be as effective?
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