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My pdoc said my target dose is 200mg. I will be on that dose next week. She said if I ever need to increase we will have room to do so.

 

So my question(s) is at what dose did you notice the most benefit from it?

Did you work your way up to your target dose?

Did you feel better before target dose or after?

Add anything else!

THANKS

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Are you looking for a target dose for clozaril (in general) or a target dose for you?

FWIW:

This is the general targeting dose:

https://www.drugs.com/dosage/clozaril.html

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The starting dose is 12.5 mg once daily or twice daily. The total daily dose can be increased in increments of 25 mg to 50 mg per day, if well-tolerated, to achieve a target dose of 300 mg to 450 mg per day (administered in divided doses) by the end of 2 weeks. Subsequently, the dose can be increased once weekly or twice weekly, in increments of up to 100 mg. The maximum dose is 900 mg per day.

 

For me, when I had to stop taking it I was over 200 ... around 350 mg or so.  My pdoc was going to raise the dose, but the labs came back and I couldn't take it anymore.  At the time all I had were the crappy side effects ... it didn't seem to be actually helping me (which was why pdoc planned to increased it). 

Idk what my target dose was at the time.  We were still trying to find a dose that worked, and we didn't get to that level before I had to stop taking it.

How does a pdoc know the target dose for a person, when the person hasn't reached it yet?

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10 hours ago, Iceberg said:

Good point. But at the same time I think it's good to have a point to level off and assess for a while 

I agree.  Although I see that might be hard to figure out at times.  I guess DRs can set different target doses throughout treatment?

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i'm on 400 butterfly. when i took it before i was at 300, if memory serves (which it might not).

i agree that it varies from person to person. but most i know are in the 300-400 range.

i hope it's helping, butterfly. xx

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thanks everyone. I start 200mg next week. This week I am on 100mg. The sedation is kicking my butt, the good news is my psychosis is getting better slow but steadily. I had a mini psychotic episode last night but it was short, and there happening fewer and far between. I am hoping 200mg does the trick, but I know if it doesn't pdoc will increase it.

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3 hours ago, Iceberg said:

-also the Seroquel cant be helping with the sedation either...

I agree.

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3 hours ago, Iceberg said:

-also the Seroquel cant be helping with the sedation either...

Yeah, it's really rough, however, both meds have an important part in my treatment.

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Could you try another aap that has similar properties but is less sedation? If that were me I'd not be able to get out of bed. Of course, if pdoc or you adamant abt seroquel....then that's not an option

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