been on 20mg only few weeks how do i get off
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 70
nothing also on atenolol but dont like the citalopram
I take it that you were placed on citalopram recently for depression?
Your 20mg pill may be scored and so you can break these in half. You can opt to take 10mg for a week or so and then stop.
My word of caution is that if you are depressed then I would suggest that you follow up with your doctor on this. People stop meds for different reasons >> not wanting to take medicine in the first place>> side effects>> feeling that they are ineffective... I would likle to know if possible which is the case with you...
The anti-depressants do work GRADUALY and it may take dose adjustments or a change in your medication if you feel that it is not being effective for you. For depression a combination of medication plus some counsoling is most effective.
i heard withdrawal is hard i dont like meds scared of them
No, you should not have any hard withdrawal with that medication.
It can cause some nausea with starting or stopping.
the doctor gave me samles 40mg i do cut in half to make 20 should i cut that in half
You can do that. It is OK for you to stop from 20mg but the possibility of side effects would be less to stop from 10mg...
Main thing is to take care of your self>> if you need it for depression then you might reconsider taking it....
so i should cut them into 10 for a week i only take once a day
Yes that would be fine
thank you iwas depressed over being put on atenolol and predaibetic
I see. Well try not to be depressed about the Atenolol. I have had to take BP med since age 25... this type of med helps us to live longer. It protects your heart and kidneys....
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