Sorry, I am referring to risperidone. Just starting tonite and don't really want to take the medication too soon before nitefall.
Hi, I do not understand your question at the end (I take regular seroquel), what do you mean "With seroquel I took it 2-3 hrs?"
Can you please be more specific so I can try and help you the dose, if it is the XR (extended release version), if you are taking other meds, all the information you think it is required in order to help you out as much as i can ..please
Thank you from a caring individual
Firstly you need monitor taking both the meds:
risperidone ↔ quetiapine
Applies to: risperidone, Seroquel (quetiapine)
MONITOR: There is some concern that quetiapine may have additive adverse cardiovascular effects in combination with other drugs that are known to prolong the QT interval of the electrocardiogram. Data are conflicting. In clinical trials, there was no statistically significant difference between quetiapine and placebo in the proportions of patients experiencing potentially important changes in ECG parameters including QT, QTc, and PR intervals. However, QT prolongation has been reported in quetiapine overdose and with therapeutic use of other atypical antipsychotic agents such as sertindole, ziprasidone, and risperidone. In one case report, torsade de pointes arrhythmia developed in a patient treated with low-dose quetiapine. However, the relationship to quetiapine is uncertain, as there were multiple confounding risk factors such as hypomagnesemia, a history of QT prolongation (possibly prior to initiation of quetiapine), a history of substance abuse, and uncertain medication compliance. In general, the risk of an individual agent or a combination of agents causing ventricular arrhythmia in association with QT prolongation is largely unpredictable but may be increased by certain underlying risk factors such as congenital long QT syndrome, cardiac disease, and electrolyte disturbances (e.g., hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia). In addition, the extent of drug-induced QT prolongation is dependent on the particular drug(s) involved and dosage(s) of the drug(s).
MANAGEMENT: Some clinicians recommend caution when quetiapine is administered concomitantly with drugs that prolong the QT interval, especially to patients with underlying risk factors. Patients should be advised to seek medical attention if they experience symptoms that could indicate the occurrence of torsade de pointes such as dizziness, palpitations, or syncope.
It is recommended to seek advice from your doc/pharmacist who prescribed the meds, hope this helps?
I can really understand your frustration. I'm 50, Bipolar rapid cycle, started meds at 32 and still don't have it figured out. If I get 5 continuous hours of sleep I feel blessed. Unfortunately sometimes it comes in the middle of the day rather than at night. I'll take it when I can. Seroquel didnt work for me and I never tried risperidone. At night I tke melatonin about 1 hour before I want to sleep. I stress want. Sometimes I get sleep sometimes I dont but for me it has given the best results. Stay hopeful, I am, hopefully the drs will find a solution that is effective for all of us.
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