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Dose and Drug manufacturing

Posted by Squiggles on March 30, 2007, at 8:30:47

Most drugs come in tablets or capsules of set amounts. For example, clonazepam comes in 0.5mg, 1.0mg, and 2.0mg. The same goes for many other drugs. I have found the increments to be too large for certain purposes which the drug company may not have considered. For example, when i tried to reduce clonazepam, it was very difficult to cut the tablet, powdering and never getting small enough to avoid withdrawal disaster. The advice to switch to liquid preparations, i found audacious. The same goes for lithium, which comes in 300mg caps. Some people may actually do better on 800mg or 700mg, but you can't cut a cap. Furthermore, when your doctor wants to practive polypharmacy, it is much easier to do with smaller product preprations.

I think that the drug companies should make smaller dose preparations.





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