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Forum Name: Antidepressants
Question: Taking Zoloft
|Michaela521 - Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:33 pm|
Hello I have somebody who is taking zoloft at 50 mgs per day in caplet form. He would like to start taking the 100 mgs capsules because they are cheaper. Any good ways to dilute/take 50mgs per day with a 100 mg CAPSULE. thanks. :)
|Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:48 am|
Capsules are different from scored tablets and should not be broken open nor diluted because actual dosage would not be determined. Zoloft preparations also include an oral suspension which your friend may find more cost effective.
Theresa Jones, RN
|R. Zein, Pharm D - Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:23 am|
I agree that you should not try to open the capsules as this may change the efficacy of the drug it self.
In the USA, Pfizer, the company that makes Zoloft, makes it in both tablets and oral suspension dosage forms, however, i have seen some pharmacies which are located out side the USA and some on line pharmacies that carry zoloft capsules.
In fact i have spoken with a medical consultant from one of those pharmacies, and he informed me that capsules should never be opened.
Just take it as advised by your doctor
and i wish you the best
thank you very much
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