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How to Minimize Withdrawal Symptoms

Duragesic withdrawal symptoms can be minimized by slowly stopping the medication. Do not stop using the drug "cold turkey." If you no longer need this medication, in most cases, your healthcare provider can gradually decrease your dose.
Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to stop using this medication. If you are discontinuing Duragesic, let your healthcare provider know if you experience symptoms of withdrawal. He or she may be able to reduce your dose more slowly to help minimize these symptoms.
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