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Diagnosed with tardive diskinesia. Trying to wean off from Prestiq with dizziness. Safe?

i have recently been diagnosed with tardive diskinesia. i hav been on prestiq 50 mg. for almost 3 years. my dr. is telling me to ween off prestiq from 1/2 to 1/4 for 4 days adding zoloft 1/2 of .25 for 7 days then going up to .25. it seems like a pretty short time coming off a drug that i have been taking for such a long time. i am weening off gradually with symptoms of dizziness . do you feel this is a safe change. i am very apprehensive. p.s. she does not have a problem with cutting medication into smaller portions even though i have been told or read not to do so. i have a lot of faith in her, just would like another opinion. thank you for your time. i appreciate it very much.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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as you have tardive dyskinesia, prestiq has list chance to cause it,
but with zoloft chance of tardive dyskinesia is there.

better you take bupropion or mirtazepine to avoid side effect like this..

-dr ramashanker yadav
md psychiatry
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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