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Re: risperdol+seroquel

Posted by mannetje on March 2, 2001, at 8:46:46

In reply to Re: risperdol+seroquel mannetje, posted by Cam W. on March 2, 2001, at 6:44:23

> This is a good combination. I have seen it used in other students. There may be some slight concentrations problems while starting the Seroquel, but these are minimized with a slow dosage titration (as your son's doc is doing), but these generally disappear after one is stabilized on the drug for a month (ie on the target dose of the drug- 200mg - for up to a month). Adding the Seroquel should help with the voices while not inducing any EPS (movement disorders)
> Seroquel has few side effects and causes no movement disorder problems and has a much lower propensity to cause weight gain than other atypical antipsychotics, like Clozaril and Zyprexa. Lately, there has been a trend to add Seroquel to the drug regimens of other atypical antipsychotics when there is need to control anxiety or when sleep is a problem.
> I have seen no problems with this combnation. Even cognition is minimally affected in most people, and may be improved, in some people who take this combination of meds (along with the Neurontin).
> Hope this helps - Cam

CAm thank yoou so much for responding. My son has never had voices or hallucinations. He has had delusions that have gone away and he currently has a delsuion that cuses him anxiety as well as having anxiety due to the dx itself and the concern that he may get as ill as he was at first. I am hoping that the risperdol dose can be cut down[ say.25mg a month until he lowers it to say 3mg per day] after he reaches the seroquel dose. While my son is otherwise healthy, I am concerned about the reports of drug induced arrhythmia. Thanks again




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