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How long does it take for Geodon's antidepressant qualities to start? Is it the same 4-6 weeks you get with SSRIs, or can I hope for sooner, at least with the noradrenergic ones?

My doctor gave me 60 mg samples and told me to take one at bedtime. That seems weird, given the normal 2x20 starting dose and its short halflife.  I'm a little worried about this.  But he seems to know his stuff for other things.

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I don't have time to look it up right now, but it should be faster. The time to reach a steady state is less than a week IIRC.  As its use as a AD is off label, there isn't a lot of reseach.

It does have a damn short halflife.  For somepeople it's less than 24 hours so you may have to take it more than once a day to prevent discontinuation problems.  That's why I had to quit taking it.  I'm too scatterbrained to not forget to get refills ahead of time and stuff like that.  It can really kick you in the ass if you miss a day.

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