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What Is Considered A High Dosage For Elavil
Blood serum level: Serious, often fatal consequences occur when the blood serum concentrations are found to be of more than 2 mq per liter. More important than the dose taken is the individual's accumulation and only medical measures can determine this. It is a very poor choice for anyone to make when feeling overwhelmed by life. If this is you. Call 1-800-273-8255 for confidential help. ...Read more
Dosing: Not always determined by weight and takes into account other meds and health factors. Often start low and titrate according to effect. ...Read more
Is depakote er safe? I'm taking 500mg at bedtime. Is that considered a low dose for someone who is 143lbs? Taking it for Bipolar 1 Disorder.
An LDL of <130 is considered safe but <100 is considered safe for a diabetic. What is considered safe for a diagnosed pre-diabetic?
Not first choice: Clonidine is a blood pressure medication that also has several other uses. It would not be my first choice as a sleep aid. Please talk with your personal physician about what would be the best option for you, especially since you are already taking sedating medications. ...Read more
Need details!: Low for one high for another--and people can develop dependency, requiring and tolerating higher and higher doses that seem "low". If you are taking, say, a few mg a day and the dose is stable, you are probably ok, but klonipin should always be supervised by someone knowledgable and attentive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The average starting dose of Clonazepam is 0.5 mg three times a day, and you are on four times that amount. That may be an appropriate dose if there is severe anxiety. However, both antidepressants (ssri/snris) and psychotherapy are better treatments for anxiety in the longer term. Many people do well with clonazepam, even in that dose. If it is to be stopped or reduced, it has to be done slowly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recommended starting dose of topamax (topiramate) for migrane? Is 50mg per day too much? And is it harmful to start at such a high dose?
25mg: You can even try 25mg PO once daily, at night, and see if it works. Then gradually go up to 50mg once daily, at night. It is not harmful to start at 50mg but there is no need to take more medicine than necessary. ...Read more
Indications: Baclofen is a drug originally indicated for treatment of spasticity, and has been used off label with some pain conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia. Am unaware of any direct benefits in alcoholism unless the above complications have occurred. Since it is metabolized through the liver, might make certain that liver has not been damaged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take Genetic Test: You might be able to take both low dose Amitriptyline and low dose tramadol for pain, depending on your genetics. You can have (cheek swab) pharmacogenomic tests done at the doctor's office (e.g. Assurex, genomind) to determine how you metabolize psychiatric and pain meds. In this way, your doctor can determine what will be a wise course of treatment. Consider tms for pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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