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Re: Emsam: constant dosing? WeeWilly

Posted by Jost on September 22, 2006, at 3:35:00

In reply to Re: Emsam: constant dosing? Jost, posted by WeeWilly on September 21, 2006, at 22:55:11

Hi. Do you use two 12 mg patches for 48 hours to achieve the same dose as 12 mg?

Why the 48 hours? The patch apparently is set up for 24-hour use. Although there's enough emsam for more than 6 mg (on the 6 mg patch), I'm not sure there's any claim by the company that you'd get any particular amount in the second 24 hours.

From what my pdoc said, if you use any size for 24 hours, there's real chance you're getting most of the drug absoption in the first hours, and then less for the latter part of the period. This could be even more so in a 48 hour period.

So if some of the effect is from the amphetamine, you'd be possibly getting much less of that after the first some hours-- leading to a shifting dose.

Did you and your pdoc come to the conclusion that a high emount for a few hours every 48 hours and lesser amounts for the rest was a better rhythm for you?

Jost


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