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Taking Zapiz and Ventab for situational GAD. Have dizziness, nausea. Diagnosed as vertigo. Due to stopping Ventab?

I was under treatment of situational GAD since past 2 years and was given zapiz 0.25 and Ventab Dxt 100.However after 8 months when remission was noticed Zapiz was stopped and since then i was only on Ventab Dxt 100.Recently i happen to switch to alternative medicine for the same but then after 2 days i felt dizzyness,nausea and all and was diagnosed with Vertigo.I wanted to know if its the withdrawl symptom of Ventab Dxt 100
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Greetings !

Welcome to the site.

Well if you had abruptly switched over from Ventab Dxt to another drug without tapering the dose of the former drug then it is most likely that these symptoms that you have developed are nothing but a part of Ventab Dxt Withdrawal syndrome but you do not need to panic since these withdrawal side effects are temporary and self limiting and they are most likely to subside on their own within the next few days so you shall patiently endure them.

However if the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms begins to increase over the next few days or they continue to bother you for the next two weeks then you shall consider asking your doctor to add Ventab Dxt at a lower dose of 50 mg / day and then after 1 week on this dose you shall start the weaning of this drug by taking it at this dose on alternate days for 10 days and then stopping the drug completely.

I hope this helps.

Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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