I have major depression treated with the drug manirex 600
The dose of Ambien can be increased.
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I can understand your concern. I guess the drug is Maniprex 600 that is Lithium Carbonate 600 mg. If the problem of sleep is persisting with Ambien then one option is to increase the dose of Ambien. The dose can be increased to 12.5 controlled release formulation in order to make you sleep.
Other option is to add some low dose antipsychotic mood stabiliser which not only will help in depressive symptoms but will aid in sleep too. Olanzapine or Quetiapine are the options. These drugs will help in refreshing sleep.
You can talk with your doctor for these drugs.
Please let me know if you need more assistance.
Which MAOI you are taking
Please mention which MAOI you are taking and at what dose?
The time of taking drug can be changed.
Moclobemide is known to result in insomnia in a number of patients. In such case as I have mentioned we have two options.
One is to increase the dose of Zolpidem or Ambien. Or to add low dose drugs like Clonazepam or Alprazolam or Lorazepam. The drugs will help in sleep.
Other option is to add low dose Olanzapine or Quetiapine or Risperidone. This will help in making sleep refreshing.
You can talk with your doctor for these options. The timing of Moclobemide too can be changed. Instead of evening after dinner the timing can be made to afternoon or late afternoon. This will minimise the effect of Moclobemide on sleep.
Please let me know if you have more uncleared doubts.
Yes please make change in time of the drug
Right now please focus on changing the time of the dose and this should help. Try to visit your doctor and discuss about this.