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Wang, 2013 Status cataplecticus precipitated by abrupt withdrawal of venlafaxine.


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"Protracted episodes of cataplexy have also been reported after gradual withdrawal of TCAs and SSRIs, peaking 40 to 60 days after discontinuation."
Also see Phelps, 2011 Tapering antidepressants: Is 3 months slow enough?
J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Jul 15;9(7):715-6. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.2848.
Status cataplecticus precipitated by abrupt withdrawal of venlafaxine.
Wang J1, Greenberg H.

Abstract and full text at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23853567

Status cataplecticus is a rare manifestation of narcolepsy with cataplexy episodes recurring for hours or days, without a refractory period, in the absence of emotional triggers. This case highlights a narcoleptic patient who developed status cataplecticus after abrupt withdrawal of venlafaxine.

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