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How long does Sertindole take to show effect?

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Dr. Ashok Kumar


Practicing since :2000

Answered : 3120 Questions

Posted on Wed, 14 Sep 2016 in Mental Health
Question: Hi,
My psychiatris just added 6 days ago to 8 mg of Serlect (sertindole), 4 mg more, i would like to know how long does it take to these 4mg to work with a full effect, thanks
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It will take at least two weeks from the dose change

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

First of all I must inform you that the decision to increase dose was correct step as effective dose of sertindole in most persons is 12 mg to 20 mg per day.

Now regarding the duration sertindole almost takes at least two weeks to show positive effect an may take around six weeks to show full effect. So it can be hoped that by the end of next week you will see some positive changes in symptoms and may see full response at the end of next month(September).

I hope this helps you.
If you have more questions feel free to write back to me.
Thanks and regards.
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