Rules For Taking Psychiatric Therapy Drugs?
hello doctor, yesterday I just consulted with a psychiatrist, I was given alprazolam 1 mg (taken 1/2 tablet) morning and evening, and Amitriptylline 25 mg (1x a day) taken at night, which I want to ask if Can I take 2 of these drugs at night? And can I only drink one? because in my opinion the properties are almost the same, thanks
Hello Evan Stefanus, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Drugs used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, indeed very risky to cause dependence if misused (not used in the dosage and recommendations in accordance with doctor's recommendations). However, if used in accordance with the dosage and recommendations, then this drug will not cause addiction or dependence but make your mental health condition better.
Although the drugs currently consumed by you feel the same effect, basically these two drugs have different ways of working and are given to achieve different goals, so if recommended by your doctor to be consumed with the rules as you wrote first, then use the drug is in accordance with the doctor's recommendations. If it is recommended to take both at night, then take it because the doctor has considered the interaction between the two drugs, whether it will cause bad side effects or not according to your condition.
It is highly not recommended to replace the recommendation on your own, especially simply because you feel the effects are almost the same, because when judging in detail, these two drugs work in different ways and give different effects where the drugs must have been adjusted to your condition. .
It should also be remembered that the use of these drugs must always be on the doctor's recommendation, so that when the drug is used up you should consult your doctor to find out what etrapi next you need. It is not recommended to buy, increase the dose, reduce the dose, stop or replace the medicine without your doctor's advice.
I hope this helps.