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How long a withdrawal from Solian takes?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Hi,
I would like to know how long a withdrawal from Solian takes, i am on day five and i just feel some little effects from this withdrawal (i was on 50 mg until five days ago and before on 100 mg). Since i was on Solian during years (10 years or so) my psychiatrist told me that i have to wait more or least three weeks/one month, since body and brain need to eliminate Solian. I would like to know also if it depends on each metabolism. I am on Sulpiride now.
Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX and thanks for your question.

Because the half-life of Solian is about 24 hours, Solian has only just left your system as of today (5 days). It may be that you metabolize Solian more slowly than other people, so it may in fact still be in your system in small amounts.

It can take time once Solian is out of the system for your dopamine receptors in the brain to reset to a steady state. Synthesis of these receptors can indeed take several days, during which time you may experience minor withdrawal side effects. Three to four weeks is probably too long an estimate -- I would suggest this will take more like several days (7-10 days). Sulpiride is also in your system, which acts at dopamine receptors, and should shorten the withdrawal process.

Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied.

In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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How long a withdrawal from Solian takes?

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX and thanks for your question. Because the half-life of Solian is about 24 hours, Solian has only just left your system as of today (5 days). It may be that you metabolize Solian more slowly than other people, so it may in fact still be in your system in small amounts. It can take time once Solian is out of the system for your dopamine receptors in the brain to reset to a steady state. Synthesis of these receptors can indeed take several days, during which time you may experience minor withdrawal side effects. Three to four weeks is probably too long an estimate -- I would suggest this will take more like several days (7-10 days). Sulpiride is also in your system, which acts at dopamine receptors, and should shorten the withdrawal process. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers