What is the right way to stop serotonin uptake medication?

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You are correct - you should never abruptly stop taking a serotonin uptake medication. These medications are best weaned down over the course of several weeks determined by your physician. There are several medications that need to be stopped in this same way. Before stopping any medication, please first contact your doctor to discuss the medications you are concerned about.

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