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is a SNRI drug. It is a good anti depressant
and anti anxiety
drug. When taken for long time and suddenly discontinued it may lead to serotonin withdrawal syndrome
. So gradual tapering to drug is advised. The method of tapering depends upon the dose of medicine used. Some doctors advocate using half the prescribed dose for about 2 weeks and then taking drug every other day for 2 week and then stopping the drug.
Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin supplements are very useful in controlling anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi