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Re: Questions about Strattera (and Fluanxol)

Posted by undopaminergic on July 11, 2020, at 12:03:46

In reply to Re: Questions about Strattera (and Fluanxol) NKP, posted by linkadge on July 11, 2020, at 8:06:11

> Just to add, if you don't have schizophrenia, there are alternatives to Fluanxol. Have you tried trazodone?
> An alternative to Fluanxol would be seroquel. Although it too is an antipsychotic, it actually metabolizes to norquetiapine (a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, like atomoxetine).
> If you are using Fluanxol for anxiety, there are alternatives.
> Linkadge

I just wanted to point out that Fluanxol seems to have little sedative potential. It is an anti-histamine, but I never noticed I got tired or apathetic from it, which is unlike trimipramine and clozapine.

Fluanxol has antidepressant effects, but the mechanism of action in this respect is unknown. For what it's worth, I didn't notice an an antidressant effect myself.

I've used doses of 4+ mg, and for several months, so I'm pretty familiar with this drug.

Seroquel is more sedative than Fluanxol, and probably a lot less effective for psychosis. It has little anti-dopaminergic action at typical doses. Then again, so does clozapine, which is regarded as a kind of gold standard for antipsychotics.





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