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How Long Does Being Sleepy/Drowsy Last While on Amisulpride?

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cuckoo2

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Hi. I've been on Amisulpride (solian) for a week. I am sleepy/drowsy all the time. Does this last long?
 
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What dose are you on?

I was placed on 1200mg 12 years ago - at that dose I slept for a year. I managed to get to a 200mg dose - stopped it 3 times unsuccessfully. I try my best to just accept taking it; it's a powerful drug; I seem to be totally dependant on it.

The nature of such a drug is that it will make you feel drowsy - the higher the dose; usually the stronger the sedative effect - this class of drugs isn't called 'Major Tranquilizers' for nothing. I have found that it's a bit like being in a bit of a dream; the edge is taken off things; that can be seen as a good & a bad thing. How long does it last? - for me it's been 12 years so far; it could last a lifetime?
 
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I was on 400mg a day and I was really drowsy all of the time. I drank a lot of coffee when I had to do stuff.
 
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I'm on 800 mg and wan to sleep all the time, my CPN told me that this has nothing to do with the drug and is due to the psychosis. i have no idea.
 
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I wish someone had told me that ami causes drowsiness about ten years ago. Then I wouldn't have beat myself up that I wasn't doing normal things...
 
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jenika

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Amisulpride is manufactured by Lorex-Synthelabo under the trade name Solian. Amisulpride, a substituted benzamide derivative, is a second-generation antipsychotic.At low doses, it enhances dopaminergic neurotransmission by preferentially blocking presynaptic dopamine D2/D3 autoreceptors.Amisulpride is used to treat schizophrenia. Amisulpride works by blocking the effect of a chemical in the brain which is thought to affect thinking, feelings and behaviour.
 

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