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Dr. Vikas
Dr. Vikas, Psychiatrist
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Experience:  MBBS ; M.D Psychiatry, MS. Health Informatics
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I take depakote ER 250mg;for anxiety.What time of day should

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I take depakote ER 250mg;for anxiety.What time of day should I take it? Diagnosis is Schizoaffective disorder. Also am on 40mg Geodon,10mg celexa,450mg SeroquelXR.

Dr. Vikas :

Hello ! Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.

Dr. Vikas :

Depakote can be sedative in some patients and we usually ask our patients to take it at night time to avoid day time sedation.

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Customer:

yes

Dr. Vikas :

great,

Customer:

could I ask another question?

Dr. Vikas :

In my view, the best time to take it is at night, however if a patient is able to tolerate its sedative effect, it can be taken during morning time also as 250 mg is a very low dose.

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I am waiting for your reply.

Customer:

How much seroquelxr equqls geodon40mg

Dr. Vikas :

See, as such it is not appropriate to compare these two medicines in my view in terms of dose equivalence.

Customer:

Thankyou. Goodbye.

Dr. Vikas :

the usual dose range of Geodon is from 40 to 200 mg per day while for Seroquel it is 400 -800 mg per day.

Customer:

Thankyou.Goodbye.

Dr. Vikas :

are you able to see the chart?

Dr. Vikas :

this one is easier to understand

Customer:

Yes.

Dr. Vikas :

as you can see from the chart given above in 60 mg per day of Geodon (Ziprasidone) is approximately equal to 75 mg per day of Quetiapine (Seroquel)

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This has been helpful.Thankyou.

Dr. Vikas :

You are most welcome.

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