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Unread 06-11-2017, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hi my pdco refuses to presbibe seroquel for some reason i have mention it to him but he said i am not presbie that ,i need it for sleep i take mirtapine 15mg and it is not really helping. like it used to instead he told me to take more cloanplam which is pretty odd ,becuase of the misuse and the depenace on the drug. this was a while back ,he recntly update to 15mg from 7.5mg what are some silmar drugs to seroquel
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Saphris is very sedating to almost everyone. However, it is a more powerful antipsychotic than Seroquel, from what I understand. I took it for years, and only before bed. I don't take it anymore, and have sleep issues.
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Olanzapine (Zyprexa) and clozapine (Clozaril) both help me sleep. For olanzapine I needed a dose of at least 7,5 mg (as I found out while tapering off), for clozapine I'm not sure (lowest evening dose I've had is 200 mg and that helped me sleep).
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Everybody is different I take 20mgs of Zyprexa and I am ready to run a marathon. 25mg of seroquel knocks me on my behind.
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I going zyprexa to be sedating when I first started taking it. Also haldol.
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Would you be taking it for sleep or psychosis or both? If you would be taking it strictly for sleep maybe you want a sleeping pill. If you have psychosis Geodon is another option, it seems to be better liked by pdocs. Its not sedating, at least for me, but if psychosis is what is keeping you awake it might be a good option.
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Like many people have already said, Olanzapine (Zyprexa) is rather sedating. I was giving the drug during a hospital stay and all I did for those few days was sleep.
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Saphris literally knocked me OUT.
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Saphris didn't make me tired. Seroquel used to knock me out. Zyprexa helped a bit at 5mg and was good at 20mg. Geodon helped a little bit. Thorazine was good.
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I would say olanzapine...during night time....especially the dissolvable ones
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