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How to get off of prozac safely. Taking 10 mg capsule form.

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How to get off of prozac safely. Taking 10 mg capsule form. Bad side effects .
The quicker the better. time taking such 1/2 to 2 months.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
A taper is probably the easiest way to do this
What type of doctor is prescribing?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Nurse practictioner

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
10 mg is not even a starting dosage.
It is extremely low and you probably can stop it without worry about withdrawal
is this actually your dosage?
just to be sure
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 years ago.
You can probably stop it as is
The question is are you in need of an SSRI?
Then something such as zoloft, which has a much better side effect profile can be started.

Another easy way is to go to an every other day dose for a week then quite, but as I said this is an extremely low dose of prosac.

Make sure your doctor knows, in case you need another medication
good luck

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