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Bipolar disorder, taking Axetol. Can dosage be increased? mom aged 55 suffering bipolar disrorder since last 6 years and taking tablets for that.since 2 years consuming axetol 150 and now since 1 month she is in manic condition and doctor given oxetol 300 mg. can we raise it now 450 mg(3/4 of 600mg). along with that taking q-mind 100 mg and nitab 5mg( all are night only). also please advice me wether relicalm sf and q -mind are one and same?
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Psychotropic drugs are double edged sword. Although they are so much effective at the same time they are harmful too with lot many side-effects and they should not be altered by a lay person. Now that your mother has manic episode, she needs to be on a proper dose of mood stabilizer and an antipsychotic such as olanzapine or quetiapine. Valproate and Lithium are supposed to be better as compared to oxetol. Relicalm and q mind are different class of anti psychotics.
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response

welcome to the public forum of healthcare magic

You are taking 300 mg oxetal now....continue taking medication but consult your doctor before raising its dose..........Don't increase it by yourself

Also tell the recent condition of your mom that whether her symptoms are lessened with 300 mg or not

Secondly, Relicalm sf and q mind are not at all same thing.........they are different drugs with altogether different action profiles and side effects.....

Wish you luck

Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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