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Stopping of anti-depression medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello!
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   I have been taking zoloft 50mg for about 4 years, and am currently experiencing more depression and anxiety than normal, it started about 6 weeks ago, i was wondering what a good way to ween off the medication would be, and if something like wellbutrin would be better for me
Doctor :   i need time to read ur history, please wait
Doctor :   these anti depressant class of drugs should not be stopped abruptly, it
Doctor :   should be tapered slowly over a period of time
Doctor :   to swap the medications yu need to consult the doc who has prescribed this medicaton to you
User :   okay, thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome thank you fr consulting us
Doctor :   bye
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