I am taking 800mg of Seroquel daily, split into 400mg morning and 400mg night. I am sure that I started on a dose lower than 200mg and gradually moved up to my present dose. I think that you should maybe check with your Doctor again and just ask if it is OK to start on 200mg. I think that Seroquel is a brilliant medication and it has helped me regain control of my life, but it is also a very powerful medication and should be treated with respect. I think you should start on a lower dose and then move up. Of course I am not a Doctor, and if you ever have any queries regarding meds, you should always speak to a qualified person. I hope you get all of this sorted out quickly.I know that when you stop taking Seroquel, you have to drop down slowly and I think it is the same when you start (only in reverse). As I said, I think that Seroquel has really helped me and I hope that it does the same for you.
200 mgs is the lowest dose that the extended release (XR) tabs come in. I would like to advise you (in case you weren't aware) that Seroquel can cause really bad dry mouth so make sure you have water on hand as well as gum or hard candy. Also, Seroquel sometimes causes people to be constipated and/or experience urinary retention-if this happens, just increase your intake of bulk foods or fluids. Hope this helps.
Yes, you can begin Seroquel XR 200mg daily, and it is not uncommon for psychiatrists just to start you out this way without titration upward. The lowest dose that Seroquel XR comes in is 50mg, and sometimes doc's, clinicians, will titrate you up to the higher dose. Just remember, take it with a full, protien meal around 6-630pm daily. Take with the meal to prevent gastric dumping, will minimize next day "hang-over" effects or feelings and take at 6-630pm as it takes about four hours for it to work, and this would be the average bedtime for most persons. Of course, none of this information is to supplant any information or directions given to you by your prescriber. Best regards, cindy.
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