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Antidepressant Dose Seems Too High Please Help
What is considered a "low" "medium" "normal" or "high" dose of antidepressants? (different answers welcome)
Each is different: This can't easily be answered, as different antidepressants are dosed differently. Eg., 20 mg of Prozac is a typical amount, but 20 mg of zoloft would be quite low, and 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) would be a somewhat high dose. To take zoloft (sertraline) for example, 25-50 mg is low, 100-150 is normal, and above that would be high. Roughly speaking, and in a healthy adult. ...Read more
I have very high prolactine because of a puritary tumor and i'm on antidepressants too. Is there some correlation?
My liver enzymes are high, could it be the antidepressants I am using? I am on effexor, (venlafaxine) what do I do if that is what's causing it?
Generally no,: But there are many antidepressants out there. It would be helpful if you were asking about a specific one and we could answer better. There are some that can cause minor EKG changes, there is one that can cause a significant increase in blood pressure but it isn't used much anymore. Antidepressants are often used with people who have hypertension so it is not considered an aggravating factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im on 30mg citrolpram antidepressant daily, i split my dose over the day 3 times 10mg a dose is this ok to do that? Or need to taken in 1 dose?
Daily medicine: It is okay, but very much unnecessary. ...Read more
Is it possible there is anything that can give the antidepressant effects of ketamine without the high?
Ketamine: There is much research going on now to find that out. ...Read more
I've been on antidepressants, and I find after I've been on a certain dosage for a while, I get used to it and the dose stops working. What do I do?
Consider therapy: There are some really skilled CBT therapists who can help people who respond as you describe. It's good! You are expressing an Expectancy Response that shows you'd benefit from hope, trust and support. You can learn how to find these and use them to manage your life better. That it's not chemical would be good - but you'd have to work like you would w/ a coach. Find a good fit. Best wishes! ...Read more
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