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scallywag

Room temperature will allow the tablets to dissolve more quickly. Refrigerate after and shake before withdrawing your dose.

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Hibari

Need help in checking my math:. 

I would like to switch over to a liquid/water suspension of my dosage of Lamictal, which is now 17.50mg.   

 

I have both 25mgs tablets and 5mg tablets. 

 

I have a 10ML syringe and from reading the beginning part of this thread, this is my plan. 

Take the 10ML syringe and fill it twice with water and put it into a small container.   This would equal 20ML of water

Then fill the 10ML syringe 1/2 way with water, which would equal 5ML of water

Total amount of water-25ML

 

Next I would dissolve my 25mg tablet in the 25ML of water.

When it's dissolved:

First draw up10ML of liquid and take that

Then draw up 7.50ML of liquid and take that.

 

Does this seem correct?

 

 

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artSet3561

Perfect.

 

I personally make up 100ml at a time in a regular kitchen measuring jug. Add two 50mg tabs screw the top on a use for a few days, saves faffing every day. Same difference ?

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Hibari

Thank you for your confirmation.    With my foggy brain, it has taken me may readings to finally understand what to do. 

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Hibari

Is anyone doing a hard tablet and liquid suspension combination?

 

If so, how do like it or find it to be helpful. 

 

I feel like I would like to try that to keep enough of the medication in my system as I taper.   Right now I switched completely to a water suspension for accuracy but think I may need more stability as I go lower.

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ramarko

Hi SA!!

two days ago I prepared 10ml of purified water with 10mg of lexapro and the pill dissolved very fast but it always remains powder on the bottom of the small jar I am using.

I tried shaking, moving, mixing and everything and I sill see the powder on the bottom of the Translucent water.

Any advices?

If I take 1ml of this preparation it will not be at all 1mg. is there any way to have 100% dissolved liquid lexapro home made?

I also tried adding 10ml more resulting of 20ml with a 10mg pill and I got the same result... pill not dissolving 100% still powder there.

 

Maybe I did something wrong?

 

Thanks!

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ChessieCat

From the very first post in this topic:

 

2. Measure the water (or pharmacy liquid)

  • With an oral syringe: Draw room temperature (not hot, not cold) water into an oral syringe and convey it to the container. A 10mL (10cc) or 20mL (20cc) oral syringe is handy for this purpose.[br][br][br]

    For example, if you wish to make 30mL of a solution, fill the 10mL syringe 3 times with clean water and inject it into your container.
  • With a graduated cylinder: For example, if you wish to make 30mL of a solution, fill the graduated cylinder to the 30mL mark and pour it into the container.
  • With a 100cc (100mL) medicine bottle: Fill carefully to the 100cc or 100mL line. You'll have to bring the bottle up to your eye level to do this. Please note the measurements on these bottles are less exact than the graduated cylinder.

To mix, put the cap on the container, tightly, and shake it gently. You will be able to see particles swirling around in the water (some of the filler used in tablets and capsules is insoluble).
 
Wait until the tablet chunks are dissolved before taking a dose.

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Altostrata
On 11/7/2017 at 4:04 AM, Drugrage said:

i Am onsdag att really low doser and have a lot of tablets. Buying new liquid lexapro on Sweden costs anout 50 dollars and i domt need the whole bottle.

 

When i solve tablets in water do i get white particles which sinks to the bottom. Is this the coating or the actual active ingredient?

I dont feel comfortable just take a part of the liquid because those particles sink down really fast so if it actually is active ingredients do i have a problem.

 

 

 

 

Please read this topic from the beginning.

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Jony
On 27/07/2012 at 3:44 AM, Altostrata said:

A liquid preparation of an antidepressant or other psychiatric drug makes controlled tapering much easier. Taking part of your dosage in tablet form and part in liquid form makes the transition from tablet to liquid go smoothly

 

This sentence made me curious...

 

Take 10 mg from a tablet is not the same thing that take 10 mg in liquid form from the pharmacological point of view. At least in a transition phase, since the absorption is different...Over time time it becomes indifferent, of course...

 

But it drives me to other question: taking 5 mg from a tablet and 4 mg from liquid, is not the same thing that taking 9 mg from liquid. I mean, each one has its own  pharmacokinetic.

 

How far is this important during the tapering of low doses?

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kesh
On Friday, December 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM, Jony said:

 

This sentence made me curious...

 

Take 10 mg from a tablet is not the same thing that take 10 mg in liquid form from the pharmacological point of view. At least in a transition phase, since the absorption is different...Over time time it becomes indifferent, of course...

 

But it drives me to other question: taking 5 mg from a tablet and 4 mg from liquid, is not the same thing that taking 9 mg from liquid. I mean, each one has its own  pharmacokinetic.

 

How far is this important during the tapering of low doses?

It probably depends on a few things.

 

For a long half life drug like prozac or diazepam each dose just tops up what is already in you a fraction, so if that small top up takes place over 15 minutes or 2 hours may not matter.

 

If you take a pill of an easily water-soluble drug on an empty stomach with a warm drink you are probably going to absorb it almost as quickly as a solution. But if you take a pill with a heavy meal and switch to a liquid on an empty stomach it's going to be very different. Or if you dissolve your liquid in a bottle of mineral water and sip it over the course of two hours, you may mimic a pill taken after a large meal.

 

So many variables.

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