Posted by SalArmy4me on February 6, 2001, at 17:24:35
In reply to serzone dosage, posted by mikel on February 6, 2001, at 15:09:36
I suppose that 300-400 mg would work for you if you had mild or seasonal depression. Otherwise, you must take 600 mg.
> Been on Serzone for almost 6 weeks (1wk 100mg,1wk 200,
> 3wk 300, now in 6th week at 400) for anxiety and depression.
> Had success with prozac and celexa, but couldn't tolerate
> side effects. I am very hopeful in that I have almost
> no side effects, other than I feel like a zombie for 24- 48hrs
> after upping the dose each time, but that goes away. I
> felt like I had partial response on 300, but my psychiatrist said
> he wants me up to 500-600 range as quickly as I can go up.
> He said that when serzone first came out the theraputic
> range was 300-600, but now he says the 500-600 range is \
> really when the antidepressant effects kick in. My question
> is has anyone had real success at the 300-400 range? The
> 2001 Physicians Desk Reference still lists 300-600, has
> anyone else been told the 500-600 is the real target range?
> I haven't heard of this change except from my doc. Since
> I hardly have any side effects, I don't really have a
> problem with going up, but if I also don't want to blow
> past 400mg too fast if there is a chance it will work.