If I cut them in half and then a quarter, take 3/4 for a couple of weeks then go to 1/2 a tablet for a couple of weeks then 1/4 is that the way to cut them completely. The dose I take is 40 mg daily. Also I have been taking this drug for about 8 years now and I wish to come off it completely, I also take blood pressure meds which I will continue with.
You are aware that the reason you were put on them most likely will return, aren't you? You should work with your dr on stopping it.
Hi, just to share my experience... when i went through a gradual decrease, my tapering process was much longer. Ordered by my psychiatrist, i went from 60mg to 40mg, and stabilised on this dose for 2 months. Then reduced to 20mg. Your plan does sound appropriate, everyone is different, this could work for you. However it is always best to get directions from your doctor, and make them aware of your intentions
I was cutting my citalopram from 40mg into 20 first few weeks then 10. But when I told my doctor she said I should not do that as the are a slow release pill so by cutting them you don't get the correct dose. It's something to do with a half life. Now she's given me 10mg today so I will see how I go I have to take everyday for 2 weeks then every other day for 2 weeks. I am determined to get off these pills I always fail but this time I know what to expect
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