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What can happen if I quit fluphenazine cold turkey?

I've only been on it 15 days just 2.5mg a day, but the side effects are unbearable

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Aug. 21, 2013 in Health

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  • You MUST talk to your doctor. Don't quit cold turkey. Seriously, it's important. Just call today or tomorrow and get in. Are you taking it for BPD?

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 5:55 PM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • Call your Dr. or your pharmacist immediately. You are supposed to report side effects immediately as well.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:01 PM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • Ask the doctor who prescribed it to you.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 6:18 PM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • Oops, I didn't even think to ask the pharmacist(the Dr. is out of town). I called, and she said it's just that psychosis may return. Since I have BP1 and not psychosis, I'll not worry about it.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:27 PM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • Are you going to let your family know you are going off of the medication?

    Answer by feralxat at 6:42 PM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • No way, lol.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:37 PM on Aug. 21, 2013

  • Never quit a medication cold turkey without asking the pharmacist or prescribing doctor. Usually it's fine; sometimes it can be very dangerous.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:46 PM on Aug. 21, 2013

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