Seroquel maximum dose

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Avatar f tn Hi loss of libido can't be sure, though at high dose you feel lethargic indeed. seroquel has been for me a God send preventing mixed states. It also makes you sleep well. But my dose is small 50mg maximum and most of the time 25mg. I can't dispense of it it's my main drug.
605458 tn?1265086851 I don't think that would work. I need the Seroquel at bedtime to put me to sleep. I don't sleep if I just take a small dose, and if I don't sleep I get manic, and when if I get manic I can get delusional. I primarily take it for its antipsychotic properties, and the fact that it puts me to sleep at night is a bonus. Sometimes, when I am even just a little manic, my dose of immediate release 450mg isn't enough to put me to sleep. Then I have to use Xanax.
574118 tn?1305138884 I was on tegretol alone for about 4 years and had to increase the dose repeatedly until I was on the maximum. Even then I eventually had a manic episode and Seroquel was added which stabilised things somewhat. I have been advvised to add an AD to the mix but have a fear of it making matters worse. Adding medications make me nervous because I worry that I will not ever be able to go off them once I start and fear ending up on loads of different meds.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have been taking and prescribed seroquel 100mg and xanax 1mg at bedtime for the past 7 years. This last year I was able to cut it down to 25 mg of seroquel at bedtime and .25mg of xanax at bedtime. My question is, will taking less of a medicines dosage help the liver, or it doesn't matter if you take full strength dosage or the minimum? I guess this CAN also apply to alcohol too where will drinking stronger alcohol affect the liver worse than lets say beer if the amount is the same?
574118 tn?1305138884 My father has just hang off from a phone conversation with a pdoc (we know a bloody herd of them) the guy said according to the British school of psychiatry we give a high dose then seeing that the pt is improving we reduce the dose until we reach a prophilactic dose (maintenace dose). Yet i think Bernie40 our community leader mentioned that one can start on 200mg to reach say 0.3 blood level in lithium then increase it say to 0.5-0.6 subtoxic level.
Avatar f tn I have been taking Seroquel for a long time. I was trying to switch over to Risperdal to get up to 6mg. so that I could receive the injectible form of it because I am too dissociative with so much stress in my life and suffering from severe depression for so long...I am bipolar type mixed...this is that I become manic and depressed at the same time, which is not something I can ever wrap my mind around.
574118 tn?1305138884 there are other sites which mention the maximum dose of both. max for risperidone is 9 while for seroquel is 900. also based on DDD it's 80. when you say equivalence it isn't the drug content but the potency as far the need for the drug. seroquel brochure says 900 don't exceed it while risperidone 9. you see it's a homework i did i am not a pdoc to judge my conclusion but i tried to work out the ratio.
222267 tn?1253305810 Although there are no data to specifically address reinitiation of treatment, it is recommended that when restarting patients who have had an interval of less than one week off SEROQUEL, titration of SEROQUEL is not required and the maintenance dose may be reinitiated. When restarting therapy of patients who have been off SEROQUEL for more than one week, the initial titration schedule should be followed.
Avatar n tn Adderall is a medication used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), at initial doses of 5 to 10 mg daily in children aged 6 to 11 years, with possible dose increase of 5mg weekly, up to a maximum of 40 mg per day in 2 or 3 divided doses. Seroquel is an antipsychotic medication that is not recommended in treating patients under the age of 18 years.
Avatar n tn I had a quick hypomanic response to seroquel (first day, a few days) and a quick response to lithium (with first dose, lasting a day). When I was responded, I could feel the pulsating in my head about an hour after the dose. What do you reccomend for treatment? Please help.
4762310 tn?1362169535 If you never felt like this before you started taking the meds it might be a side effect. You're also on two powerful meds. Seroquel, in particular, is very sedating, and is very overprescribed (the company that makes it has been successfully sued and penalized by the FDA for illegal marketing), so make sure you actually need to be on two meds. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I did end up on Seroquel, which worked mostly at maximum beneficial dose. . Quite a few people I know had tremors from the Seroquel, besides falling asleep on 50 mg, and as you know, that is low dose. They were slurring words because they were falling asleep as they were talking, amd would nod off. I was either too sensitive or too resistant to most of the medications. Luckily, there was a happy few I could count on.
Avatar m tn 3-6 months later I developed Tardive Dyskinesia and was forced to switch to Seroquel. After a few months on Seroquel I was curious if I would encounter the same "withdrawal" symptoms that I experienced with Geodon. Unfortunately, I had the exact same experience. I certainly took a dose the next evening. BTW, I did wean myself off of both drugs. I don't think the problem is the brand name, but rather the class of drugs (anti-psychotics).
Avatar n tn I am currently taking 400 mg. per day, which is the maximum dose. I also take Remeron, 10 mg. per day, which is an anti-depressant to help stabilize my depressive episodes and diazepam, 10 mg. 4 times a day to control my anxiety and panic attacks. To date, this has been the best combination of medications that have worked for me and have not had any serious side effects.
Avatar f tn 50- 100mg Trazodone daily PRN for sleep/ anxiety (taken at bedtime usually for recent onset insomnia) 35 mg Seroquel daily PRN for sleep/anxiety (also taken at night for sleep new onset insomnia) 100 mg Pristiq daily (depression) 30 mg Pantoloc daily (acid reflux and nausea) 30-60 mg Vyvanse daily PRN (ADHD; not taken every day, always taken in divided dose) (JUST STARTED this MARCH 2017) Other info: Little to no caffeine intake daily Pertinent Medical hx: * since 12 years of age have
Avatar f tn I was on it once years ago for my MVP (mitral valve prolapse), and not only did it help tremendously with the palpitations and PVCs, but also helped to reduce my anxiety a little too. I was on a low dose though, only 10 mg. Travel...that's a pretty significant dose, so please be careful with that BP. You should notice a pretty decent improvement with the increase. Also, if you're ever taken off of the Inderal, you're going to have to be vigilant about watching for rebound hypertension.
Avatar n tn I have been taking the xanax since May- and origionally was on a dose anywhere between .75 a day to maximum 1.5 a day- now I need the 2 mg a day to barely scratch the surface. The akathisia is so unbearable at times it brings me to tears- then the xanax helps a little but it all comes back full force. I don't know how much the interdosing withdrawal is causing more symptoms of restlessness and am wondering if Klonipin would be a better choice.
Avatar f tn if you are medically supervised and they keep you on a tiny dose for a short time.
574118 tn?1305138884 Im sort of going down the same path myself - I have such a bad past history with Proza that asking me about SSRI drugs is likely not going to get an honest unbiased reaction - they come with some risks but they are heavily used - Id say talk about it with your pdoc and be aware that in a portion of BP's (which varies depending on who you read) they can cause sever mania and suicidal thoughts and actions.
Avatar m tn so we move on and try the Neurontin... I reach the maximum dose of 3600 mg day very fast but with the 8 mg of Klonopin it was too much sedating... also it was doing nothing at all for my anxiety, just pins and needles effect... so we move on with the Lyrica, who was the same as the Neurontin, no improve at all... In the summer of 2007 I choose to withdraw the Klonopin... we taper it with a big dose of Valium... cut to 6 mg of Klonopin + 80 mg of Valium a day, who was a lot sedating at first.
Avatar f tn The valium is maybe less suitable for the panic attacks, BUT is less addictive for sure, since the dose to treate a panic disorder with the Valium will be something like 40 mg or 60 mg a day (even if the maximum dose is 40 mg, some PDoc RX dose up to 120 mg of Valium like mine...).
2126606 tn?1346348724 The most effective and safest way to remedy the condition is to decrease the dose or detox and eliminate the pain medication altogether. While it can be scary for a chronic pain patient to imagine no longer taking medication, we’ve actually seen patients suffering hyperalgesia realize they were pain-free once they relinquished their pills.
Avatar m tn adding a few more chemicals in the short term isn't going to get you addicted, so extreme measures for exreme situations ... Seroquel comes in many formulations -- get the 25mg non-time-release version and find your dose. Insomnia is the killer. Of course, keep in touch with your doctor, even if it means calling in every day to give a status report. Don't do this alone -- you want medical help at this point. Hope it works out for you.
1611340 tn?1298262863 Please chat to your doc and maybe ask them about this and see what they say. I take 0.5mg tablet, the maximum dose per day is 4mg, so there is plenty of room to take when needed, but personally I only need 1 tablet when needed but we are all different.
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin increased dose may be the culprit in this case so talk to your doctor about reducing the dose. You should also look within at your anger. Sudden bursts may me that you are simmering about something that you need to deal with more directly. Get it out in the open for yourself, then you can decide what to do about it...YOu can get some help with this at
Avatar n tn If the anxiety isn't considerably reduced with the antidepressant, you may need a mild dose of a long-acting benzo (like klonopin) while your symptoms persist. As potent as benzos are, and as good as they make you feel, they do cause some transient cognitive dysfunction; you'll notice your short-term memory slightly impaired, as well as your motor control and speech, depending on the dose. benzos depress the central nervous system, much like alcohol, and have similar effects.
9258244 tn?1402976053 At least lower it to its maximum lowest dose. I've always had trouble sleeping and terrible dreams for most my life. Thank again.
Avatar f tn See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months.
Avatar n tn does anybody know what the maximum dose allowable is? as in legally and of course ethically from the doctors point of view? I am taking 4mg per day. I thought that was a lot. but I see posts from people who were up to 6 or 7 mgs per day. I sometimes end up taking 4.5 mgs per day and have to go back early for my med check. my doctor gets persnickety and has me start coming in once a month and I was up to every 4 months.
1228108 tn?1270615559 So the doctor said that I should stay on venlofaxine and she upped the dose to 150mg/day. she said once I'm stabalized then i can probably drop it back to the lower dose. She also said I may have to come to the realization that I may need to be on some form of medication for the rest of my life. I respectfully refuse to accept this fact.