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Is a 100 dose sertraline high dose?

Is a 100 dose sertraline high dose?

Depends: on your treatment goals. Typically doses can go higher (200 mg +) if treating depression. But there is a wide dosage range that is therapeutic, in my experience, since every person is different. If you feel better on 100 mg. and have no side effects, that's the best dose for you. Don't worry about a "standard" dose. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Can high dose prednisone temporarily cause elevated glucose of 147 in nondiabetics?

Can high dose prednisone temporarily cause elevated glucose of 147 in nondiabetics?

Yes : Steroids are known to increase glucose but affects should subside shortly after the steroids are discontinued ...Read more

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Does inhaled Beclometasone dose 500mcg per day lower potassium much?

Does inhaled Beclometasone dose 500mcg per day lower potassium much?

Here are some ...: For such individual sequence of events in medical care for pulmonary difficulty, it would be most beneficial and logical to direct this question to your treating Doc so to secure the quality of care. Online spotty inquiry would not serve such need. So, go to ask your treating Doc ASAP. However, regardless of what, who, and how you're, practice low-risk healthy lifestyle .... Best wish .... ...Read more

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How dose such a small maintenance dose of prednisone 5 mg daily w/ plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent my lupus flares more than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) alone? It works great.

How dose such a small maintenance dose of prednisone 5 mg daily w/ plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent my lupus flares more than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) alone?  It works great.

Can help!: While plaquenyl is a slow acting but effective drug, Prednisone is used in much higher doses in active sle. There are a number of reasons you might feel so much better on a low (5mg) dose: 1.Plaquenyl has not fully kicked in. 2. Arthritis (non-deforming) or arthralgias associated with the disease will have substantial pain relief with a dose this low. 3. You will get a modest energy boost at 5mg! ...Read more

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Minimum time limit of increase thyroxine dose potency for neccesary dose adjusment.

Minimum time limit of increase thyroxine dose potency for neccesary dose adjusment.

5 weeks: Hi. Five weeks is the minimum, but I usually recommend 6-8 weeks just for good equilibration in the body. Good luck! ...Read more

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How high a dose of ativan (lorazepam) is .5 mg?

Not high: Depends on what it is used for an frequency and person receiving the medication. For sedation or pre procedure anxiolysis, higher doses are required ...Read more

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Is 30 mg of adderal a high dose?

Is 30 mg of adderal a high dose?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (amphetamine salts) is an stimulant used for the treatment of adhd. It is prescribed in doses up to 60 mg a day in divided doses, and usually titrated to the needs and responses of each individual patient. The particular characteristics of the person taking the medication will dictate which is the best and safest amount of medication in each case. ...Read more

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Proamatine (midodrine) dosage for low bp?

Proamatine (midodrine) dosage for low bp?

Depends: Dosage usually three times a day. Start at 2.5 mg three times a day and can titrate up to 10 mg three times. Want to stabilize blood pressure without making the pressure too high. So titrate to BP and symtoms. I usually titrate to the lowest dose that resolves symptoms. ...Read more

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Is adderal XR 30 mg a high dose?

Is adderal XR 30 mg a high dose?

Not necessarily: As a starting dose that is definetely a high dose, but if you have been on it for while it is a moderate dose. Tolerance may occur which means that after a while the same dose is no longer effective. Doses more than 40-60 mg are unlikely to have increased benefit and something else should be considered. Talk to prescribing coctor. ...Read more

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Does high dose of Zoloft (sertraline) cause hypertension ?

Does high dose of Zoloft (sertraline) cause hypertension ?

No HTN with Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) does not cause hypertension, even at high doses. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have bipolar ii. Dr. Increased dose of lamictal from 200 mg to 300 mg. Is 300 mg considered high dose?

Have bipolar ii. Dr. Increased dose of lamictal from 200 mg to 300 mg.  Is 300 mg considered high dose?

It depends: In adults on no other meds, 300 mg is not a high dose when used to treat seizures. However, in bipolar disorder doses over 200 mg have not shown significant incremental benefit. ...Read more

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At which dose risperidone cause wieght gain I'm taking 1 mg risperidone?

At which dose risperidone cause wieght gain I'm taking 1 mg risperidone?

Monitor your weight: There is no way to predict what exact dose will have a particular side, eg, weight gain, with Risperidal (risperidone). You may have no weight gain. Best to keep track of your weight. If you've gained 5+ lb and can't explain why, discuss with prescribing doctor. Dose may be adjusted or alternative med considered. Eating healthy and regular exercise are also important to control weight. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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Deltasone (Definition)

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