I wouldn't have tapered off taking it every other day. Then every other day you're getting nothing, then getting hit full dose the other days. Instead I would lower the dose and take it every day. The XR does come in 37.5 mg. Then from there, I would take 25 mg. a day which is not time released. That's how I tapered off without any problems, but I took far longer to get off of it. Ask your pharmacist for their opinion, because they understand better than the doctors about the nature of the medications and how long the 75 mg stays in your system. Good luck.
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