Posted by SLS on August 6, 2008, at 18:04:51
In reply to Re: What is the best SSRI in our opnion?, posted by JDx on August 6, 2008, at 16:44:35
> > Have you tried Abilify or Geodon?
> > - Scott
> I wanted to try Abilify but It is not approved in my country yet, and buying it privatly is very expansive as far I found out
> About Geodon - I didn't tried it..some of the reasons were because I didn't like its receptor profile and its safty. Geodone is like ssri+snri+antipsychotic all togther...thats in my opnion enhancing the possibility of side-effects..
> I think I will try it only after trying other meds.
A friend of mine added Geodon 80mg to her regime. It is producing a robust antidepressant effect. Regarding side effects, she reports not having any.
It is tempting to try to figure out what these drugs will do in advance of taking them using laboratory observations of their in vitro properties. It would be a shame if you were to skip over a drug that would work based upon a theory. With Geodon, it is important to START at 40mg. Anything less will produce anxiety and agitation. The effective dosage range of Geodon for depression (and negative symproms) is 40-80mg. For psychosis, the dosage is more like 120mg.
Good luck with whatever path you choose.