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Can I go off Sertraline 100mg per day cold turkey?

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replied June 3rd, 2010
Anxiety and Stress Answer A12830

Discontinuing Sertraline abruptly is not advised. You stand a 60% chance of experiencing symptoms of Discontinuation Syndrome. You may experience dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, headache, insomnia, abdominal cramps, chills, agitation and anxiety. It is best to consult your treating physician or psychiatrist.

You may gradually taper the dose. If you plan to start another medicine for the same condition, you may taper sertraline while you slowly add the new medicine.


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