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How long is paroxetine withdrawal?

How long is paroxetine withdrawal?

Serotonin re-uptake inhibitor withdrawal syndrome generally begins within 24 to 48 hours after discontinuing the drug. Signs reach their maximum on day 5 and usually resolve within 2 to 3 weeks. Withdrawal syndrome is more common with short half-life drugs (paroxetine, fluvoxamine).

How long have I been taking paroxetine for?

Would be interested to know how things are going for you now. Have been taking paroxetine myself for 17 years after being diagnosed with acute clinical depression and having ECT back in 1999. Started to come off 4 days ago halving my dose to 10mg by cutting tablet in half.

How to taper off Paxil ( paroxetine ) properly?

How to Taper off of Paxil (Paroxetine): The “Weaning” Process 1 Decide when you want to taper. 2 Determine a “tapering rate”. 3 Recommended tapering rate (~10% per month). 4 Alternative: Prozac method. 5 Adjust tapering rate to fit individual needs. 6 (more items)

Do you have withdrawal symptoms from Seroxat or paroxetine?

However I am having symptoms of withdrawal, I feel like I have a bees nest in my head, continuous buzzing then occasionally a feelin like an electric shock with a definite ping sound. I do not have this when lying down at night but I cannot lay down all day! Has anyone else sffered this and if yes then how long will it last?

What happens when you cut paroxetine in half?

If you cut up the tablet, it may dissolve faster and become regular paroxetine. The change in release rate probably won’t be apparent to most people and if it is, most likely will go away in a few days. So you can cut up the tablet to reduce the dosage.

Is it bad to take paroxetine at night?

Paxil (paroxetine): “I was given Paxil 20 mg for night sweats at bedtime by my OBGYN after my hysterectomy. My medical doctor increased it to 40 mg about a year ago because I had been experiencing more night sweats. Taking Paxil was the worst thing for me.

How long does it take for paroxetine to take effect?

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon). It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve.

What to do if you have withdrawal symptoms from paroxetine?

Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Do not stop using paroxetine suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using paroxetine. Follow your doctor’s instructions about tapering your dose.