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Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: Natural Life


 vikas - Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:01 pm

I am 35 years old man from India, I have been taking Daxid 50mg, Resperidone 1mg and Pacitane 1 mg regularly for last 1 and a half year as I was suffering from depression and violent behaviour.

But for some weeks I have started feeling that I am unable to remember small things that take place one or two days before. I am also not able to concentrate on my problems and not able to analyze my problems related to office.

For these reasons I cut short to my doses to half. But then I started feeling vomiting, empty feeling in head, fallingdown feeling, restlessness etc.

My questions is how can I get rid of these medicines as I feel much better almost normal in my behaviour and what are the side effedts of these medicines.

Thanks and regards
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 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:29 pm

User avatar Hi Vikas,
Daxid (sertraline) is an antidepressant that belongs to a group known as SSRI. Rrisperidone is a psychotropic agent belonging to the chemical class of benzisoxazole derivatives. Pacitane (Selegiline) is indicated in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
It is very dangerous to decrease these medicines on your own. Decreasing the dosage of Daxid for example may be associated with withdrawal symptoms. You are strongly recommended to contact your doctor so that s/he may advise you which medicines can be weaned and which should not be stopped.
Best regards,
 vikas - Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:11 am

Dear Dr. Tamer,

Thanks for your kind reply to my queries. As per your advice I consulted my doctor and s/he has adviced me to stop taking Resperidone and Parkin. Now only Daxid is continued for next 3 months. I feel better with this reduction on medicine but I was little bit more aggressive in my daily behaviour but controlable.

Thanks one again.

Regards
Vikas

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