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Benzodiazepine Dosage Chart
DEPENDS: Depends on what it is used for. For seizures the dose is rather high and gets monitored like 20 mg a day. For anxiety much less that this like 4-6 mg a day. Of course there must be a build up as you can have respiratory issues with too much of a benzodiazepine. Speak with you doctor for the proper dosage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?
Cloneazepam ambien (zolpidem): wow you are taking two medications that work on the Benzo receptor. Your Ambien (zolpidem) is far too high and current recommendation is that ambien (zolpidem) should not exceed 6.25mg and only to be used short duration. So I guess its not okay to use both at the same time. ...Read more
Ask pharmacist: An answer to a question like this is likely not going to be precise since your physician will want to take many things into consideration before making such a switch. It would be best to have the pharmacist contact the physician in order to carry out this particular substitution of drugs. ...Read more
Yes: Concerta is very safe if adhd was properly diagnosed and the patient is regularly monitored. The use and dose of medications in adhd must be targeted for specific outcomes, usually defined as "normalization." this and the occurrence of adverse effects then drives the dose used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biploar/gad/depression on lithium 300mg bid/paxil 20mg qday/klonopin prn. Phendimetrazine (75mg & 105mg for weight loss) would chantix be ok?
Risky: There have been problems with Chantix along the lines of mood disorders and suicidality. It sounds like you're already dealing with complex mood and anxiety issues, so i would not risk tilting your balance further with chantix. There are other ways to help you stop smoking -- please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Depends: It depends what your starting dose is. Generally speaking if a patient has been on the medicine for a long time and the dose is not trivial, i would reduce the total daily dose by 1/4 mg about once a week. But the best bet is to consult with a clinician who can assess the overall situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took .5 klonopin (clonazepam) 2x daily w/tegretol..klonopin (clonazepam) ineffective..does tegretol reduce the length of time klonopin (clonazepam) works-8hrs or it strength?
Is a Suboxone taper charting tool ok for determining a gradual taper strategy based on half-life? The chart is on subotex.Com (called taper chart)
A chart is chart : A chart may be helpful in planning a suboxone taper. However, individuals are different and so are doctors. A doctor may have a better strategy not accounted for by a chart. A chart cannot account for pharmaco- genetic, dynamics and kinetics. The same applies for many man made guidelines which neglect many. ...Read more
Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who gave the prescription. The 500 is the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the tablet. The total daily dose should not be more than 3000mg or 6 tablets. The maximum dose may be less in some people due to liver or kidney problems. Please ask the doctor who gave the medications. Taking too much can result in liver problems, addiction, or drug dependence. ...Read more
Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?
So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more
Dangers of taking 4 CNS drugs? taking: Seroquel, Xanaxs, Escitalopran, Psychiatrist want to add Lamotrigine in small dose (50 mg) for better results.
Polypharmacy: The challenge is that all of these are sedating drugs, and will have to be managed carefully in order to avoid adverse events. Please be sure at least one of your doctors is overseeing your care to assist in ensuring you maximize beneficial effects and minimize side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At one time, yes: The average starting dose of Klonopin (clonazepam) is 0.5 mg two or three times a day, and in some people who are sensitive to the effects, as little as 0.25 mg as needed. However, a dose of 1 mg three times daily is quite common. It is generally not recommended to exceed 6 mg per day, so 3 mg a day is a moderate dose. If it is stopped, it must be gradually tapered or serious withdrawal may occur-seizures. ...Read more
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