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How to taper off duloxetine, im now on 15mg from 60mg in last 2month, >3month duloxetine, >6month venlafaxine, >10month ssris.Best regards.

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
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In brief: As slow as possible

Generally speaking antidepressants should be tapered in consultation with the prescribing physician, and the taper should be done as slow as possible and clinically judicious (i.
e., if no potentially life threatening side-effects of the med are happening, e.g., serotonin syndrome). Slow taper leads to fewer side effects and has less risk of worsening depression/anxiety. Hope this helps. Good luck!

In brief: As slow as possible

Generally speaking antidepressants should be tapered in consultation with the prescribing physician, and the taper should be done as slow as possible and clinically judicious (i.
e., if no potentially life threatening side-effects of the med are happening, e.g., serotonin syndrome). Slow taper leads to fewer side effects and has less risk of worsening depression/anxiety. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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