DOSAGE AMOUNTS AND TIMES? 47 yr old female 135 lbs trying to find the right dosage and when to take i have been on strattera and i notice a positive change. but seems to be getting weaker. have raised dosage to 36mg in the a.m and 18 in the afternoon, seems as though it is now making me feel sleepy! any suggestions? i would like to try taking it at night maybe but am afraid i will not sleep and i do not function well with out sleep. i also take alprazolam about .75mg a day as needed for anxiety. i really noticed a change and was very excited the first few weeks and am worried now it is just not working, if it is not why take it? any opions are appreciated! is it better to take it all at one time or split it into 2 doses?
I am unfamiliar with the medication your taking. All of these things vary from person to person so I would highly, recommend contacting your doctor asap. He/she should be able to guide you to the next course of action. That is what they're there for! =)
Try not to stress about it too much (I know way easier said than done!! =P)Just put a call in to your Dr. and you'll get back on track.
Strattera can be given a single daily dose in the morning or as evenly divided doses in the morning and late afternoon/early evening.
Often finding the best schedule that works is by trial and error.
You should talk with your doctor about how you are feeling - you may need change your capsule strength and take, for example, 25mg in the morning and 25 mg late afternoon.
All the best.
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