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.

 

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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?


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Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
MBBS., MD, GENERAL MEDICINE ., DM, CARDIOLOGY(SENIOR RESIDENT
Cardiology, General Medicine, Internal Medicine

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • 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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