Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 80337

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Geodon dosing questions

Posted by Collete on October 5, 2001, at 7:06:54

I have been taking Geodon for just a week now and so far, I don't notice any effect at all. My pdoc equivicated about when to take my pills and then decided that I could just take two( 40 mgs total) in the AM. I like that because I am afraid I will forget to take my second dose. I am wondering if taking all the medication at one time makes any difference? Thanks, Collette

 

Re: Geodon dosing questions

Posted by petter on October 5, 2001, at 9:16:51

In reply to Geodon dosing questions, posted by Collete on October 5, 2001, at 7:06:54

> I have been taking Geodon for just a week now and so far, I don't notice any effect at all. My pdoc equivicated about when to take my pills and then decided that I could just take two( 40 mgs total) in the AM. I like that because I am afraid I will forget to take my second dose. I am wondering if taking all the medication at one time makes any difference? Thanks, Collette


Hi...

I have talked with two clinical, specialist in refractary depression. Both mean than, if you want most benefit from Ziprasidone, you have to combo it with Litium. Litium makes it work mutch better, as it also is for other drugs like ssri, etc.

I have try Ziprasidone with and without Litium, and it is a great difference.

Sorry for my bad spelling. ( from Sweden)

Best Wishes...

Petter

 

Re: Geodon dosing questions

Posted by Craig on October 6, 2001, at 2:14:22

In reply to Geodon dosing questions, posted by Collete on October 5, 2001, at 7:06:54

My pdoc specifically stated that I was to take Geodon twice a day, at 8 AM and 5 PM. I take 20 mg twice a day and it must be taken with food. He also said that it takes about 5 weeks for Geodon to begin working. I'm hoping to replace Zyprexa with Geodon and he told me to keep taking Zyprexa in combination with Geodon for the time being. I haven't had any problems with this and I'm taking 5 mg of Zyprexa 6 hours before bedtime.

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> I have been taking Geodon for just a week now and so far, I don't notice any effect at all. My pdoc equivicated about when to take my pills and then decided that I could just take two( 40 mgs total) in the AM. I like that because I am afraid I will forget to take my second dose. I am wondering if taking all the medication at one time makes any difference? Thanks, Collette

 

Re: Geodon dosing questions Craig

Posted by Collete on October 6, 2001, at 3:31:42

In reply to Re: Geodon dosing questions, posted by Craig on October 6, 2001, at 2:14:22

> My pdoc specifically stated that I was to take Geodon twice a day, at 8 AM and 5 PM. I take 20 mg twice a day and it must be taken with food. He also said that it takes about 5 weeks for Geodon to begin working. I'm hoping to replace Zyprexa with Geodon and he told me to keep taking Zyprexa in combination with Geodon for the time being. I haven't had any problems with this and I'm taking 5 mg of Zyprexa 6 hours before bedtime.
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> > I have been taking Geodon for just a week now and so far, I don't notice any effect at all. My pdoc equivicated about when to take my pills and then decided that I could just take two( 40 mgs total) in the AM. I like that because I am afraid I will forget to take my second dose. I am wondering if taking all the medication at one time makes any difference? Thanks, Collette

Thanks for your response. I will try to spread out my doses as I seem to become very sleepy shortly after taking all the meds in the AM. Because I am always fighting insomnia, he was trying to keep my doses earlier in the day, but I will try the 5:00pm dose and see what happens since I am up 1/2 the night anyway! I wonder why Zyprexa worked so fast and Geodon takes so long? I wish I could have stayed with the Zyprexa as it was a wonder drug for me except that I was well on my way to becoming a blimp and I truely could NOT control my appetite at all! Collette


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