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Re: Jay, crossover to Tegretol XR qbsbrown

Posted by yxibow on August 21, 2009, at 2:45:19

In reply to Jay, crossover to Tegretol XR, posted by qbsbrown on August 16, 2009, at 17:30:13

> Taking it 4 times a day is a pain in the butt. Can you simply crossover from tegretol generic 200mgs, 4 times a day, to tegretol XR, 400mgs, 2 times a day? Or is there a crossover, or an adjustment period?
>
> Brian

I can't tell you from any of my experience because I tried Trileptal (my doctor specifically knows the issues with Tegretol) -- didn't do anything that we could see.

There's always adjustment periods with medication, our brains aren't set in place, its fluid and there's neuroplasticity.

With some medications some doctors just believe in dropping it in place. I couldn't guest honestly but I think this is probably one of those cases (for some people).

On the other hand benzodiazepines, going from say clonazepam to diazepam, e.g., at least personally, I recall it was a titration until there wasn't anything left of the prior.

APs, who knows... if you taper off one, depending on what it was for, your symptoms might come back in different ways and dropping one anyhow more than likely can cause withdrawal dyskinesia so its probably crosstaper.

I'm sure there are a lot of schools of thought on a lot of these things.

SSRIs, probably would go down fairly low on one and then go back up on another to prevent serotonin syndrome, etc.


-- Jay

 

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