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Old 02-08-19, 04:35 PM
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? Re using existing tablets for new dosage

Hey all. Haven't been here in a long time. I should have thought to ask my psych this at my appointment yesterday, but I didn't realise what I still had in the medicine cabinet. I'm currently on 40mg strattera a day and my dosage has just been changed to 60mg. The thing is, a have a full box each of 25mg and 40mg, which cost me a combined $133. Could I take one of each of those to equal 65mg a day, and when finished then use the new script of 60mg? Kinda just hate the thought of wasting them.
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Re: ? Re using existing tablets for new dosage

Yes I would do that if I were you.

I'm on 60 mg and they're great!
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Re: ? Re using existing tablets for new dosage

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Hey all. Haven't been here in a long time. I should have thought to ask my psych this at my appointment yesterday, but I didn't realise what I still had in the medicine cabinet. I'm currently on 40mg strattera a day and my dosage has just been changed to 60mg. The thing is, a have a full box each of 25mg and 40mg, which cost me a combined $133. Could I take one of each of those to equal 65mg a day, and when finished then use the new script of 60mg? Kinda just hate the thought of wasting them.
I would call your psyche first just to be safe. It’s only 5mg more than you’re prescribed and I would think your Doc. would be ok with it but you never know.

Technically, this topic is against our guidelines. Seeking advice about taking more than prescribed is considered med-misuse. I know that’s not the case here at all, which is why I’ve allowed the thread to stay.

The only one who is qualified to answer your question is your Dr. Please just give them a call and problem solved.


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Re: ? Re using existing tablets for new dosage

Please come back after talking to your doctor. I am wondering too.
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Technically, this topic is against our guidelines. Seeking advice about taking more than prescribed is considered med-misuse. I know thatís not the case here at all, which is why Iíve allowed the thread to stay.
Absolutely, I didn't even think of this but you make complete sense! Feel free to remove this topic, I won't take offence! Can't reach him for another week and next appointment isn't for 9 weeks.
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