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Well, i believe the patient is being subjected to a wrong treatment regime ,as you have rightly pointed out that the anti psychotics require atleast 3 - 4 weeks to reach peak levels in the body , and start effecting at their full potency ..So, if the doctor is changing the anti psychotics every 2-3 days , then it means he is unaware of the way he should handle anti psychotics for effective treatment of schizophrenia..
So, i would suggest that you change her doctor , as this kind of frequent drug changes will make her condition deteriorate further ..Also, i would suggest that she should be placed on 1 anti psychotic out of the two that she is currently on , either geodon or zyprexa as both of them are atypical anti psychotic drugs , which need not be given together as they make cause side effects such as weight gain , diabetes , increased blood choloesterol and high blood pressure..
If at all there is need to add one another anti psychotic drug , then it has to be abilify.. so i would suggest two things -- one is to change her doctor and secondly is to put her on a combination of geodon or zyprexa and abilify and continue on these drugs for atleast 6- 8 months , so kindly discuss this with the new doctor , it would be better if she consults a psychiatrist who is a specialist in such cases and knows the drugs very well..
I hope this helps..
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