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Re: Dalmane Elizabeth

Posted by Mitch on December 16, 2001, at 9:01:50

In reply to Re: Dalmane Mitch, posted by Elizabeth on December 15, 2001, at 19:47:44

> > Roche no longer makes Dalmane. However, Mylan is making generic flurazepam and it is available.
> Any other makers? I'm boycotting Mylan. :-)

Probably not, but it might be worth a call to your pharmacy.

> > I was given flurazepam in the early 80's and it worked great-especially if you have trouble with early morning awakenings associated with depression.
> I'm sure. I'm interested in something that will get me through the night, but benzos don't seem like the answer because of the tolerance issue. (I need something that will work long-term; although I do have additional problems when I'm depressed, sleep disruption is a chronic problem for me.)
> -elizabeth

You might ask your doc about adding a low-dose of a sedative TCA at bedtime (10mg amitripytline, doxepin) or try a little Remeron (3-4mg). Of course, the usually inevitable hang-over problems will probably happen and you might not like that. I know what you mean about the tolerance issue with benzos. The Klonopin I take at bedtime helps, but I just don't get as drowsy as I used to, though it keeps panic at bay just as effectively.





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