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Suggest ways to wean off Kalm

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Posted on Fri, 1 Jul 2016
Question: Can I just stop or do I have to decrease Kalm gradually?

Have taken Kalms for 4 weeks after coming off 3 bad months on Trazodone, it cured my spontaneous tears which 18 months on Citalopram had not.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (1 hour later)
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Are you referring to Kalms, an herbal supplement, or Kalm, a brand name for the drug Alprazolam? This is an important distinction. The herbal supplement can be stopped immediately very safely, but the drug Alprazolam needs to be tapered off slowly and carefully under the supervision of a doctor.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (57 minutes later)
Thank you. Herbal, discussed with pharmacy. I have told my doctor who quite rightly said it is non medical treatment but if it works ......

I am waiting till I feel confident Trazodone is out of my system before starting Risendronate for osteoporosis, I did not cope with Alendronate last Autumn/Fall.

Long story as to why only last year I had a Dexa scan ..... previous doctors had not followed up through something like 20 years since last Dexa but change of address and forced sudden change of practice etc etc, no need to go further, on the right path now.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (1 minute later)
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I see. In this case, yes, it is safe to stop it right away. No worries!

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Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. Are you referring to Kalms, an herbal supplement, or Kalm, a brand name for the drug Alprazolam? This is an important distinction. The herbal supplement can be stopped immediately very safely, but the drug Alprazolam needs to be tapered off slowly and carefully under the supervision of a doctor. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied.