Posted by g_g_g_unit on June 13, 2012, at 4:43:46
In reply to Re: Memantine for Depression - How long to wait? » g_g_g_unit, posted by SLS on June 12, 2012, at 14:12:02
> > I don't know, but I do know it takes at least a week to achieve a stable blood level. Plus, most people titrate up from 5mg, so you might need to hold out longer for unpleasant sfx. (dissociation etc.) to pass.
> That is incredibly useful information. Thank you.
Don't sweat it.
> > How's it going so far?
> Well, because of cognitive side effects, I had to discontinue the memantine so that I could re-titrate the prazosin. I was taking too much. My head has cleared for having lowered the dosage to 6 mg. I will wait another week or so before restarting the memantine so as to give me enough time to establish the optimum dosage of prazosin. As per your advice, I will start the memantine at a lower dosage.
Yeah, are you taking Memantine without your doctor's guidance? I think the typical schedule for Alzheimer's is 5mg week 1, then 10mg week 2, then 10mg + 5mg week 3, then 10mg + 10mg week 4.
Did you plan on taking the 20mg all at once? Because I also understand that in order to keep blood levels stable (and hence, reap optimum benefits), you should be quite strict about dosing 10mg + 10mg exactly 12 hours apart.