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Re: risperdal vs seroquel iowamoo

Posted by ed_uk2010 on August 19, 2014, at 13:27:23

In reply to Re: risperdal vs seroquel phidippus, posted by iowamoo on August 16, 2014, at 21:04:22

>What? Wait a minute! I thought Seroquel was a mood stabilizer!

Although Seroquel is classed as an antipsychotic, like Risperdal, this doesn't mean a great deal (to you) because both drugs have other effects as well as reducing symptoms in psychotic illness. Seroquel appears to have considerable 'mood stabilising' properties in bipolar disorder, which include:

1. Relief of manic or mixed episodes.
2. Reduction in depressive symptoms.
3. Reduction in the risk of relapse after the treatment of an acute episode of illness.
4. Reducing the number and severity of mood episodes in patients with bipolar disorder.

The doses used in bipolar disorder are usually 200mg to 800mg per day, after the initial use of lower doses for titration. Very low doses eg. 25mg (or less, as you tried) act essentially as a sedative. The sedative effect tends to wear off after a while and usually 'maxes out' beyond a certain point so that increasing the dose has little effect of the amount of sedation.




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