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What happens if I stop taking fluoxetine early?

When taking fluoxetine, you need to take it for the full length of time your doctor prescribes it. You shouldn’t stop taking it if you feel better earlier. This may lead to withdrawal symptoms, including:

• Mood changes
• Irritability
• Confusion
• Agitation
• Anxiety
• Dizziness
• Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
• Headaches
• Tiredness
• Difficulty falling or staying asleep

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