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Time to rethink your medication plan?

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Article from MedlinePlus

Medication, such as antidepressants, can be really helpful for people with depression.

However, there may be a number of reasons why you may want to come off of your medication, for example:

  • You may be feeling better
  • You may be experiencing side effects
  • Your medication may not be working as well as you might want

If you feel that any of these things apply to you, talk to your doctor about it. They will be able to give you advice on the best course of action for you, whether it be switching the type of medication, adjusting your dose or coming off it completely.

If you would like some help talking to your doctor, download the “talk to your doctor discussion guide”

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It includes useful advice on things you can talk about during your appointment, including:

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This article discusses the reason why you may want to stop taking your medication and steps you should take to help make the right decision for you.

Stopping your medicine may be the right choice for you. But first, you should talk with your health care provider.

You can read the full article here

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