Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Seroquel for sleep - doesn't work ronaldo

Posted by yxibow on October 7, 2006, at 4:52:37

In reply to Re: Seroquel for sleep - doesn't work, posted by ronaldo on October 7, 2006, at 3:03:09

> > My Daughter takes 50mg and wakes in fours hours too. Does anyone know the longivity of a dose? Love Phillipa
>
> According to this chart http://sl.schofield3.home.att.net/medicine/psychiatric_drugs_chart.html
> Seroquel only has a half life of SIX HOURS. That might explain why after taking it at 9.30 pm and going to sleep at 11.00 pm I am awake again at 4.00 am or 5.00 am. Should I take some more at that point?
>
> Thanks to prodgirl for the link to the chart.


No, actually most people who take Seroquel as a neuroleptic take it once at night because it has HUGE effects at H1, and for those who have schizophreniform or bipolar (which I dont) disorders, the profile is almost usually, but not always sufficient for once daily. Trust me, 800mg at night and I'm out.

The Lithium may be creating a hyper-insomnia situation, I wouldn't be surprised. You might need a larger dose if you're considering Seroquel as a sleep agent, although at that point it is exhibiting a serotonergic profile.

Have you tried Ambien at 20mg or Lunesta at 3-4mg ?

 

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:yxibow thread:692010
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20061003/msgs/692642.html