How long a withdrawal from Solian takes?
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.
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.
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