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Suggest treatment for withdrawal symptoms of Stelazine

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 in Mental Health
Question: I stopped taking Stelazine 1mg abruptly after 25 years and am experiencing withdrawal symptons. What do I do now? I am frightened as I read where you do not stop abruptly as I did.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 7 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

I would resume taking Stelazine 1mg now, and talking with your prescribing doctor about how to taper off carefully. You need to reduce the dose slowly to avoid symptoms of withdrawal. This should be done under the close supervision of a physician. This is the approach I would take.

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