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Q. What symptoms can I expect when I stop taking Fluoxetine?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 19, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 02, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have taken three pills of Fluoxetine 10 mg across three days. I decided to discontinue it. When should I start worrying about the withdrawal symptoms? Will it be severe? I am currently taking multivitamins. Please suggest.

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The likelihood of developing withdrawal symptoms is very less, as you received it for a very short duration,and also since it has a longer half-life. You may have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, light-headedness, dizziness, diminished appetite, sweating, chills, tremors, fatigue, somnolence, and sleep disturbances. Psychological symptoms may also emerge such as agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, irritability, aggressiveness, worsening of mood, dysphoria, mood lability, hyperactivity, mania, depersonalization, decreased concentration, slowed thinking, confusion, and memory or concentration difficulties. Symptoms may emerge within two to five days after treatment discontinuation and last for seven to 14 days. However, you are unlikely to face these issues.

Hope this helps you and get back if you have any doubts.


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