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Posted by: Richard | 2011/11/14

double dose

Sometimes I cant remember if Ive taken my antidepressant or not, what will happen if I take a double dose, will my mental state be significantly changed, the dosage wont be anything near an overdose if I take double, but I still worry

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Hi Richard,

This will depend on which product you are taking and in which dose. If it is withing the safe range of daily dosages (as you've hinted) it should not be a real concern, although the CNS effects of the medicine may be increased with higher doses.

The fact that you "forget" whether you've taken your treatment is a larger reason for concern - You may benefit from a pill-box which is marked with the days of the week. If you pre-fill this once a week, it'll be easy to determine whether you've taken your daily dose (or not).

All the best!

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2011/11/15

Hi Richard,

This will depend on which product you are taking and in which dose. If it is withing the safe range of daily dosages (as you've hinted) it should not be a real concern, although the CNS effects of the medicine may be increased with higher doses.

The fact that you "forget" whether you've taken your treatment is a larger reason for concern - You may benefit from a pill-box which is marked with the days of the week. If you pre-fill this once a week, it'll be easy to determine whether you've taken your daily dose (or not).

All the best!

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