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continued...--waki

Posted by alesta on August 29, 2004, at 11:27:29

In reply to Re: AMY: I am at my breaking point waki, posted by alesta on August 29, 2004, at 9:42:17

hi, again, waki,

here is some good dosing advice taken from
http://www.healthyplace.com/communities/anxiety/anxieties/8meds/BZs.htm

"Dosages Recommended by Investigators. Alprazolam is usually started using 0.25 mg (1/4 mg) or 0.5 mg (1/2 mg) two to three times a day. This lower starting dose helps reduce the side effect of sedation (sleepiness) that can come during the first week or so of treatment. If taken after meals, side effects such as drowsiness can diminish, and the therapeutic effects can last longer. Your physician can increase this dosage by adding 0.5 mg to one of the three daily doses up to a maximum of 2 mg three times per day. From that level, you take any additional increases at bedtime or apply them equally during the day. The dosage range is 1 to 10 mg per day. A common recommendation is to take a new dose every four hours during the day. If anxiety symptoms return earlier than four hours, clonazepam is sometimes added to the alprazolam."

i personally prefer the conservative approach, so i'd probably start at .25 mg twice a day, depending...have to wait and see what my prescribing doc says, too...

amy :)
p.s. loved your advice to captain! well done!


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