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How long does it take to tapper off citalopram after taking 20mg daily for one year? 165lb 5'8 white male

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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In brief: Safest Rate?

This should be done by following up with your provider since the two of you can discuss coming off the medicine, how you're are feeling in general, and whether there is any need of other medicine.
The most cautious and comfortable way to stop such an antidepressant is to decrease at a rate of 10% every 3-4 weeks. Some do it slightly faster, some slower. A pill cutter or liquid form is helpful.

In brief: Safest Rate?

This should be done by following up with your provider since the two of you can discuss coming off the medicine, how you're are feeling in general, and whether there is any need of other medicine.
The most cautious and comfortable way to stop such an antidepressant is to decrease at a rate of 10% every 3-4 weeks. Some do it slightly faster, some slower. A pill cutter or liquid form is helpful.
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