Posted by Don_Bristol on May 4, 2006, at 10:44:09
In reply to Re: Is lithium any good? » Don_Bristol, posted by ed_uk on May 1, 2006, at 10:43:45
> Hi Don
> >But in the UK the max recommended dose is 30mg and not the 60mg it is in the states so a clinician who prescribes a load more does so on his own responsibility.
> There isn't a maximum dose in the UK as such. The official data sheet just says 'doses above 30 mg daily under close supervision only' or something like that. I think you might be able to encourage your doc to let you try 60mg, since this is the maximum recommended dose in the US.
Ed, that is one hell of a good point about the max dose of tranylcypromine (I will call it that because Parnate does *not* seem to be the trade name in the UK - very odd) .
I am seeing my psychiatrist tomorrow and will put it to him. I was told that the max is 30mg but I see that the BNF says what you state about "close supervision".
Is there another UK source for info about this. I would love to print it off and show it to my doc tomorrow. What I usually get is US info which the UK docs are not obliged to follow.