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Hello everybody!! I'm new to this forum. I stopped diazepam one year ago. Still on seroquel 50 and tapering fluoxetine. I'm on 5mg of fluoxetine every other day, since it's not possible to split the pills further to 2,5mg. I've read in this forum it's not a good idea to take fluoxetine every other day. Water tritation seems very complicated to me. I don't know if gelatin capsules may be a better idea? Whic dose is the final dose before totally stop fluoxetine ? I haven't read anything about the final doses before jumping.

I stopped diazepan one year ago. I'm on seroquel 50 and now tapering fluoxetine.

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I stopped diazepan one year ago. Still on seroquel 50, and now tapering fluoxetine. I'm on 5mg every other day since two months ago, but not doing well. I've read on this forum it is not a good idea to take fluoxetine every other day, even having long half-life. The point is I don't know how to split the pill further to 2'5 mg, and I'm not convinced that water tritation gives a precise dose. I'd like hearing some advice. I've also read you need to wait for your symptoms to resolve to keep tapering, but I Wonder if at the end of the taper It's not better just to complete the proccess in order to allow your brain to really heal. From my experience of taper dizepam I got stuck at the end of my taper and I needed to resume my taper to finally get rid off the drug and finally heal. 


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I stopped diazepan one year ago. I'm on seroquel 50 and now tapering fluoxetine.

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Welcome, @joseantonio


Please stop taking fluoxetine every other day. It would be better for you to take 2.5mg every day, probably by making your own suspension with water. This tells you how Tips for tapering off fluoxetine (Prozac)


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Thanks for answering. I'm going to try to get fluoxetine oral solution in order to follow your recomendation. 

I stopped diazepan one year ago. I'm on seroquel 50 and now tapering fluoxetine.

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It is very easy to make your own liquid.  There are some benefits to making your own liquid.  You don't have to worry about the dispose x amount of time after opening (I think it might discard 1 month after opening).  And even though you are able to dilute the prescription liquid, I think it would be easier to do that with a liquid you make yourself from tablets/capsules.  Also, the prescription liquid might be more expensive depending on where you live, if it is available at all.


A homemade liquid generally will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


See Post #1 of the Tips for Tapering Prozac topic which Alto provided.






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