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What side effects will I get if I suddenly stop taking escitalopram . I've been taking it for about a month.?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Dizziness

I agree with dr wimberly.
In addition, however, that class of drugs has a withdrawal syndrome if you stop it suddenly. Most people can have severe dizziness at least, so if you and your physician decide to stop it, a taper is usually recommended.

In brief: Dizziness

I agree with dr wimberly.
In addition, however, that class of drugs has a withdrawal syndrome if you stop it suddenly. Most people can have severe dizziness at least, so if you and your physician decide to stop it, a taper is usually recommended.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stopping medication.

Stopping your depression medication suddenly causes a drop in your brains serotonin level.
This can then cause depression to get suddenly worse, which can then lead to serious consequences. Do not do this.

In brief: Stopping medication.

Stopping your depression medication suddenly causes a drop in your brains serotonin level.
This can then cause depression to get suddenly worse, which can then lead to serious consequences. Do not do this.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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In brief: Escitolopram SE from

Sudden discontinuation may include both physical and emotional sxs and include some of these; dizziness, vertigo, nausea, tingling, emotional lability or irritability, crying spells , poor concentration, headache, vivid dreams, confusion and others.

In brief: Escitolopram SE from

Sudden discontinuation may include both physical and emotional sxs and include some of these; dizziness, vertigo, nausea, tingling, emotional lability or irritability, crying spells , poor concentration, headache, vivid dreams, confusion and others.
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