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SquirrellyGirl

Thanks, Fresh - I reread the topic, seems I need a lot of re-do's these days :-)  Sarabera, mirtazapine is not very solube at all, which is why I ordered the Ora-Plus.  I will keep everything refrigerated.

 

SG

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lucyinthesky

Has anyone from UK found an affordable supply of Ora-plus?

On Amazon.co.uk, it is more than $80, whereas it only costs $20 in the US.

 

Or is there anything equivalent?

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ChessieCat

You could enquire at a regular chemist to see if they are able to get it in for you.  Or you could try a compounding pharmacy.

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SquirrellyGirl

I got an email notification that Lakelander had asked a question here but I don't see his comment  He was asking peoples' thoughts about OraPlus keeping the drug suspended more uniformly than water.  

 

I use OraPlus with Mirtazapine SolTabs. Mirtazapine is insoluble, and  In water the mirt will still settle even with the SolTabs.  I use OraPlus 1:1 with water.  In other words, I make a 1 mg/ml solution by 1) dissolving two 15 mg tabs in 15 ml water first and 2) bringing the volume up to 30 ml with OraPlus.  Even at 1:1 the mirt stays suspended, though I always mix when pulling it from the fridge each night to take my dose, just in case.  Do not put the tabs directly in OraPlus or they will sit there like a white glob and be hard to break up!

 

OraPlus may have ingredients in it that some want to avoid but I haven't had any trouble that I'm aware of.  It preserves the drug, too.  At the dose I'm taking now, my solution lasts about 10 days and I haven't noticed any problem with the later doses losing potency.  I could do 1 tab in 15 ml total and go with that, as well.

 

SG

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ChessieCat
42 minutes ago, SquirrellyGirl said:

I got an email notification that Lakelander had asked a question here but I don't see his comment  He was asking peoples' thoughts about OraPlus keeping the drug suspended more uniformly than water.  

 

This is the post, which I moved to his topic.

 

1 hour ago, Lakelander82 said:

I looked up the ora plus on amazon in the UK and it is quite expensive but I may consider switching over to it from water because it may suspend the drug more uniformly than water (I’m guessing it’s more viscous than water). What are people’s thoughts on this? 

 

I knew that Lakelander is tapering Zoloft/sertraline which is soluble in water.  This was my response:

 

1 hour ago, ChessieCat said:

If you are tapering Zoloft/sertraline, there is no need to use a suspension liquid because the tablet dissolves in water.  Other people have been successfully tapering by this method.

 

 

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