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Re: Are maximum doses more effective? SLS

Posted by yxibow on April 22, 2009, at 23:53:19

In reply to Re: Are maximum doses more effective?, posted by SLS on April 22, 2009, at 12:37:56

> > put on 225 venlafaxin in a week,
> In my opinion, that was pretty reckless. Does this doctor always work so "aggressively"?
> - Scott

Almost a full dose of Effexor in a week?? That's beyond the pale.

Not that I can take the stuff, its like IV coffee.

Minimum /effective/ doses are what should be used for any psychoactive substance, especially those with the most liability (side effects).

If that means for an individual that it /exceeds/ what is normally placed on the PI for a maximum level, then the doctor is hopefully taking that all into consideration and believes that a higher dose can be used -individually- because perhaps the person metabolizes it fast.

But like most agents, except heroic hospital events, I don't think that any psychiatric medication should be ramped up so quickly.

Its jarring on the patient, and the higher the blood level, the greater the side effects, in general.

-- Jay




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