ADMIN NOTE Also see
- How to cut up tablets or pills
- Using a digital scale to measure doses
- Counting beads in a capsule versus weighing
- How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules
- Making a Celexa solution yourself
- Where to get oral syringes
Using an oral syringe to take liquid medication
One way to very gradually taper is to use the liquid form of a medication and take it with a 10 milliliter oral syringe or, for very tiny doses, a 1 milliliter or .5 milliliter oral syringe.
Some psych medications that come in liquid form are:
- Citalopram (Celexa, Seropram)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Gabapentin (Neurontin)
- Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
Availability varies in different countries. Please see Important topics in the Tapering forum and FAQ for information pertaining to your particular drug.
In a pinch, you can make your own liquids from many non-extended release drugs, see How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules
Important note about using oral syringes
These are plastic tubes with little nozzles on the end. The little nozzles contain at least .5mL. Measure your dosage by the tickings on the tube, do not add the amount in the nozzle. When you take the medication, push the plunger in to the end of the tube. Don't try to get the last little bit out of the nozzle. Don't rinse your syringe to get this last little bit, it will throw the amount of your dosage off -- you'll be taking more than you intended.
If you find your dose is smaller than the ticks on the smallest 1mL or 0.5mL oral syringes, you can dilute your suspension more (usually with water) so you can draw measurable amounts into your syringe. Please see Important topics in the Tapering forum and FAQ for information pertaining to your particular drug.
Images of 1 milliliter oral syringes
i cold turkey paxil (1,5 month) , then switched celexa (seropram in France), my problem was the cold turkey and switch, but weaning 11 months was hyper easy
How to use an oral syringe
The syringe fits into a small hole in the bottle cap. Insert the syringe firmly, then turn the bottle upside down to draw a dose from it.
Edited by ChessieCat, 03 March 2017 - 05:07 PM.
updated Altostrata 4 May 16/CC added link to Where to Get Syringes - 08:27 AM. updated