When to wean self off Celexa?

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Question from Rosie: Celexa is really controlling my hot flashes. How long should I wait before I try to wean myself off of it?
Answers - Mindy Goldman, M.D. In general, I recommend women having control of their symptoms for at least six months before they begin trying to wean themselves off the medication. If you do wean off the Celexa (chemical name: citalopram) and your hot flashes return, it's certainly safe to start back up on the medication. There's nothing wrong with staying on medications such as Celexa if it's helping you.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Managing Menopausal Symptoms Part 2 featured Mindy Goldman, M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about how to manage menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, and more.

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