There are a few withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping treatment, however with time the symptoms will subside. Withdrawal symptoms and their typical duration are listed below:

  • Irritability/aggression: typically lasts less than 4 weeks
  • Depression: typically lasts less than 4 weeks
  • Restlessness: typically lasts less than 4 weeks
  • Poor concentration: typically lasts less than 2 weeks
  • Light-headedness: typically lasts less than 48 hours
  • Sleep disturbance: typically lasts less than 1 week
  • Craving: can last longer than 2 weeks

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Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm