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On Prozac. Want to stop this medication. How do I do this?

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THANK YOU, I HAVE BEEN ON PROZAC FOR SEVERAL MOTHS. 20MG ONCE IN THE AM.
IT WAS WORKING AFTER THE FIRST 2 WEEKS BUT RECENTLY I'VE NOTICED A HUGE
DECLINE. I WOULD LIKE TO STOP TAKING IT. WHAT OR HOW DO I DO THIS?
Posted Thu, 11 Jul 2013 in Mental Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 2 hours later
Hi XXXXX,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
Prozac is fluoxetine which is a drug for treatment of depression.
It should be taken on fixed time of day and with regularity for best results.
You should consult your physician and wean it under supervision.
Sudden stoping can cause problems.
You should continue with increased dose or can switch to some other antidepressants by prescription from your local doctor.
Leaving depression untreated can be disastrous.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
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