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Trying to stop citralopram but feeling up and down. How long will it take to get off completely?

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I am trying to come off citralopram, but feeling very up and down and emotional, down to 10mg. Is that to be expected? And how long should it take till im off it completely?
Posted Wed, 6 Nov 2013 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 27 hours later
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Citalopram is a SSRI drug and abrupt cessation of this drug after prolonged use may result in withdrawal syndrome like irritability, restlessness, low mood, mood swings etc symptoms. Also called as Serotonin withdrawal syndrome, best way to prevent this is to gradually taper the doses of drug. Usually the withdrawal symptoms last for 3-4 days as acute symptoms and mild symptoms may last for about 4 weeks.

Dont stop taking 10 mg doses abruptly instead go for half tablet for at least 2 more weeks and then stop the drug completely.

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