Q. I looking for suggestion to stop my depression medicine. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 22, 2020

Hi,

Last year, i have a depression .so doctor give me desvenlafaxine 50 mg for 10 days, after that he advised me to take 100mg and also i take clonazepam 0.25 propanol 20 once a day.....so when should i stop take these medicines.....

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Hello thanks for asking If you are doing good and are symptoms free then you can think of reducing the doses of these drugs. Since these are psycho-active drugs so dose reduction should be done in gradual manner. The dose of Desvenlafaxine can be reduced to 50 mg for next 4 weeks and then to 25 mg for next 2 weeks and then the drug can be stopped. You can continue to take Clonazepam on SOS basis instead of taking it daily. Stopping the Propranolol would not cause much effects even if this drug is stopped abruptly. Thanks and Take care


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