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10 Feb 2004

Aropax user
About 2 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with mid depression and prescribed Aropax 20mg (1 a day). I have since seen a phyologist and worked through my problems. However, I am still battling to ween off the medication. I have tried, unsuccessfully, 3 times, and the last time I landed up in hospital with a very bad panic attack. I desperately want to stop taking the medication as me and my fiance will be marrying soon and want to start a family, I am not sure if I should be taking these tablets if I am pregnant. Please could you let me know what is the best possible way of weening off the tablets.

Thank you!
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01 Jan 0001

Ami, many people have taken Aropax® during pregnancy and so far no problems have been reported. If you want to wean your self of the drug, you can start by taking half a tablet every second day for two weeks. If you don’t experience any problems, you can lower the dosage to half a tablet a day for at least two weeks. You then lower the dosage to half a tablet every second day for two weeks and then half a tablet every third day for two weeks. If at any stage you experience serious problems, you increase the dosage back to the previous step for at least two weeks and then you try again to lower the dosage. Good luck.
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