--------HOW FAST SHOULD YOU TAPER?-------- Why taper by 10% of my dosage?
The general philosophy of gradual tapering The slowness of slow tapers
Some people can tolerate tapering only by very small amounts over a long time. Why taper? SERT transporter occupancy studies show importance of gradual change in plasma concentration Discussion of a scientific journal article with data supporting a very gradual taper. If your doctor is a scientific type, print the journal article out and give it
How about taking my medication every other day to reduce my dosage?
DO NOT TAKE YOUR MEDICATION EVERY OTHER DAY TO TAPER.
(See this comparison graph: Skipping Days vs Every Day Dosing Graph)
If your medication is not designed to take every other day (very few are), don't try to taper by alternating doses. The half-lives of almost all psychiatric drugs are too short for this to make sense. It causes the amount of the medication in your bloodstream to go up and down, ba