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Stopping some medicines suddenly can cause
serious withdrawal symptoms in people who have become
Some medicines need to be stopped gradually to prevent
problems. Examples of medicines that can cause problems if you stop them
suddenly include prednisone, clonidine, and many tranquilizers, sleeping
medicines, and antidepressants.
If you have questions about any medicines and their effects,
ask your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking one of the above medicines or
recently started a new medicine and are having problems with side effects, call
the doctor who prescribed your medicine to report and talk about your symptoms.
Your doctor may change your dosage or change or discontinue your medicine. An
office visit may not be needed.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
David Messenger, MD
January 7, 2013
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 07, 2013
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