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Is cipralex addictive drug??

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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology
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In brief: No

Not in the same sense as you would think of street drugs or some prescription pain medicines.
However, it *is* possible to develop a kind of chemical dependence on it, such that suddenly stopping it might provoke symptoms of withdrawal or a relapse into depression. While not all professionals agree, one way of avoiding that that some take is a slow dose taper during drug discontinuation.

In brief: No

Not in the same sense as you would think of street drugs or some prescription pain medicines.
However, it *is* possible to develop a kind of chemical dependence on it, such that suddenly stopping it might provoke symptoms of withdrawal or a relapse into depression. While not all professionals agree, one way of avoiding that that some take is a slow dose taper during drug discontinuation.
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