I am on an 80 mg dosage 2xs per day and even the lower doses made me tired can you take them both before bed maybe?
Can you take both doses of Geodon at night if it makes you tired?
Added 20 Oct 2010:
Just wanted to let you all know that my Dr finally called me back and told me to take them both around 6 pm that way I wont be to tired the following day and give my body a chance to get use to it . Thanks so much for all of the help you both gave me
I would advise against it. First, you should never mess with the dosing regimen unless you have talked it over with your doctor. Second, Geodon makes a person tired anyway and if you take both doses at night, it will hit you like a ton of bricks and you will still feel drunk and disoriented the following day. I think you should talk with your prescriber and inform him/her that the dosage he/she recommended is making you sleepy throughout the day. Hope this helps.
melanie... geodon is always prescribed in a twice daily regine so that the body can achieve a 'steady state' ( consistent blood level), at all times. By taking both caps at bedtime, you would kind of put your body into a roller coaster effect of
control... less control... control... less control, do you see what I mean? If you're having trouble sleeping why don't you try something like an herbal tea (chamomile is great for this), to sooth you and help you sleep. Plus, you could ask your Doc is it's safe to take an over the counter remedy called 'Melatonin" works great for easing anxiety and helping with sleep. Could you put in a comment on why you're taking geodon... it would help with the overall picture. You could either leave the comment here (if you choose to comment at all), or you could email me privately... I will mark you as a friend, then we could converse.
Geodon is a good prescription for the uses indicated, but unfortunately, tiredness does go along with it... check out some of the herbal tea's that may give you a pick-me-up ( :
- Geodon Information for Consumers
- Geodon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Geodon (detailed)
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