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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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What is the larges dose of Paxil (paroxetine) prescribed?

What is the larges dose of Paxil (paroxetine) prescribed?

60 mg: The maximum dose approved by the fda, i.e. "on label" is 60 mg daily. This is the maximum dosing for obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia. The actual maximum dose for you, would be based upon a clinical decision between yourself and your prescribing physician and is not limited by fda regulation recommendations. ...Read more

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What is a normal maintenance dose of prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is a normal maintenance dose of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Depends: Depends on person illness etc I have pts getting along on 10mg & others who have to have their 80mg doses augmented with other meds. ...Read more

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What is the tapering dose of prednisone?

What is the tapering dose of prednisone?

See below: Tapering is a gradual decrease in the does over weeks to months until the lowest possible dose is reached. ...Read more

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What is the max dose of Zoloft? Because I know the dose of Paxil (paroxetine) lower is a higher number in Zoloft? Thank you.

What is the max dose of Zoloft? Because I know the dose of Paxil (paroxetine) lower is a higher number in Zoloft? Thank you.

Zoloft (sertraline): the maximum dose of Zoloft is 200mg per day. the max dose of Paxil (paroxetine) is 60mg per day but it is like comparing apples to oranges they work similar and are in the same class bur different chemical compounds ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose for clomipramine?

250 mg: Start 25 mg increasing up to 100 in first 2 weeks then up to max of 250 mg over next several woks as tolerated for max benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. What is the lowest prescribed dose of Clonazepam? 0.25 mg? Is that also the dose to begin final taper generally?

Dr. What is the lowest prescribed dose of Clonazepam? 0.25 mg? Is that also the dose to begin final taper generally?

0.5mg is lowest: Nice thing about clonazepam is with its long 1/2 life, detox is pretty easy. In a community setting, I'd probably cut the dose by 1 mg each step targeting your comfort and desired end date more than anything else. Say you're on 2 mg three times daily, we could decrease 1 mg daily and have you off the med in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What is the lowest dose of vicodin?

What is the lowest dose of vicodin?

2.5/325 : The lowest manufactured dose in the us is 2.5 milligrams of hydrocodone + 325 mg of milligrams (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What is the dosing range of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)..and at what dose does it effect norepinephrine?

What is the dosing range of pristiq (desvenlafaxine)..and at what dose does it effect norepinephrine?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Or desvenlafaxine is an SNRI commonly prescribed to treat depression & anxiety (tho FDA approved to treat MDD at this time). The approved dose range is from 50 - 100 mg. however, you should take exactly the dose prescribed by your doc. The med effects norepi at all doses. Talk with your doc about the best way to take your meds & the best treatment strategy for ur depression! Be well! ...Read more

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What is the equivalent dose of bystolic 5mg to inderal?

What is the equivalent dose of bystolic 5mg to inderal?

Depends on...: Person asks, What is the equivalent dose of Bystolic to inderal? Depends on what one is using the meds for. For BP management one can start with Bystolic as low as 2.5mg to the standard dose of 5mg and up to a maximum of 40mg a Day. Inderal has a wider range from 10mg to average range of 120mg-240mg/ day. But one can go up to 640mg on rare occasions. Standard dose for Inderal is 40mg x2/Day ...Read more

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What is the highest dosage of xanax (alprazolam)?

What is the highest dosage of xanax (alprazolam)?

8 mg daily: Xanax, generic alprazolam, is available in pharmacies notionally in dosages of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 mg. The dosage range varies widely, depending on you diagnosis, and reaction to treatment with this medication. Most people do we on much less than the maximum recommended dosage, for control of anxiety, panic disorder, and insomnia. Try to keep your daily, intermittent dosing to am minimum. ...Read more

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What is the typical starting and maintenance dose for Zoloft (sertraline)?

What is the typical starting and maintenance dose for Zoloft (sertraline)?

25 to 50 mg/Day: Starting dose is 25 mg/day and may go up to 50-75 or even 100 mg day.Concept is to slowly increase does to maintenance depending on individual need and reaction. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of farxiga in a day...Help.

10mg once a day: The starting dose is usually 5mg and can be increased to 10mg. Do NOT alter the dose by yourself. You must talk to your doctor before changing the dose of this and other drugs. ...Read more

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What is the average dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for treating depression?

What is the average dose of cymbalta (duloxetine) for treating depression?

See below: 60mg is a common daily dose but up to 120mg has been approved for use by the fda. ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dosage of l-tyrosine?

What is the recommended daily dosage of l-tyrosine?

There is none: Tyrosine is a precursor of ldopa which make dopamine. It should only be used as part of a balanced program to resort the neurotransmitters and should be guided by a knowlegable doctor who manages patients with neurotransmitter problems. ...Read more

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What is Starting dose of Ratio_ Bupropion SR , and the Max is MG a day?

What is Starting dose of Ratio_ Bupropion SR , and the Max is MG a day?

150-300: Most patient will start with a dose of 150 mg once daily for 3-7 days prior to increasing to 150 mg twice daily. Occasionally patients will be prescribed more or less, but this is very standard dosing which works for most patients in most circumstances. ...Read more

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What is the highest dosage of oxycodone?

What is the highest dosage of oxycodone?

30 mg: The highest dose that oxycodone is available as an immediate release dose is 30 mg. This medication is a controlled substance. The lowest possible effective dose for the shortest amount of time should be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the max dose of Tapentadol ?

What is the max dose of Tapentadol ?

Talk to your doctor : The maximum daily dose is between 500mg and 600mg depending upon short acting or long acting formulation. You should talk with your doctor who knows your case about what dose and formulation would be appropriate for you. Ideally the lowest dose necessary to alleviate your pain is the goal. Remember to never drink alcohol while taking this medication and only take your medicine as prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more