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Can you halve the contents of a 50% citalopram bottle by adding water to create a 20mg/ml bottle?

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I have suffered from depression for about 50 years and have used tricycle-protiadien and SSRI-citalopram antidepressants for 50 years.

 

From 01/02/74 until 04/05 2004 PROTIADEN 75 mg\die. From 5/4/2004 Citalopram 40 mg for 2 years. After 2 years, 4 drops of Citalopram to date.

 

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Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

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3 hours ago, giancarlo said:

Can you halve the contents of a 50% citalopram bottle by adding water to create a 20mg/ml bottle?

Thank you

 

You do not want to dilute the liquid in the whole bottle because it will not last. You only want to dilute your dose each day. Please tell us your current dose and if you are trying to reduce the drug.

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MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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48 minuti fa, Erimus ha detto:

Non vuoi diluire il liquido nell'intera bottiglia perché non durerà. Vuoi solo diluire la dose ogni giorno. Per favore comunicaci la tua dose attuale e se stai cercando di ridurre il farmaco.

4 drops of citalopram = 8 mg.

I have suffered from depression for about 50 years and have used tricycle-protiadien and SSRI-citalopram antidepressants for 50 years.

 

From 01/02/74 until 04/05 2004 PROTIADEN 75 mg\die. From 5/4/2004 Citalopram 40 mg for 2 years. After 2 years, 4 drops of Citalopram to date.

 

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6 hours ago, giancarlo said:

4 drops of citalopram = 8 mg.

Are you trying to come off the medication?

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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12 ore fa, Erimus ha detto:

Stai cercando di smettere di prendere il farmaco?

Yes

 

I have suffered from depression for about 50 years and have used tricycle-protiadien and SSRI-citalopram antidepressants for 50 years.

 

From 01/02/74 until 04/05 2004 PROTIADEN 75 mg\die. From 5/4/2004 Citalopram 40 mg for 2 years. After 2 years, 4 drops of Citalopram to date.

 

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12 ore fa, Erimus ha detto:

Stai cercando di smettere di prendere il farmaco?

Yes

I have suffered from depression for about 50 years and have used tricycle-protiadien and SSRI-citalopram antidepressants for 50 years.

 

From 01/02/74 until 04/05 2004 PROTIADEN 75 mg\die. From 5/4/2004 Citalopram 40 mg for 2 years. After 2 years, 4 drops of Citalopram to date.

 

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5 hours ago, giancarlo said:

Yes

So, you are currently on 8mg citalopram. We suggest reducing by no more than 10% each month, but given your long term use I would suggest starting at 5% per month.

 

To dilute your dose, you would add your 4 drops of citalopram to a container with measurements on the side. Then, you would top this container up to a volume of, say, 80ml. This would give you 8mg/80ml, or 0.1mg/ml. Your first reduction of 5% would be down to 7.6mg, to achieve this you would need to take 76ml of your solution. You would then repeat this every day until you are ready to make your next reduction.

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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20 hours ago, Erimus said:

Quindi, attualmente stai assumendo citalopram da 8 mg. Suggeriamo di ridurre non più del 10% ogni mese, ma dato il tuo utilizzo a lungo termine suggerirei di iniziare dal 5% al mese.

 

Per diluire la dose, aggiungeresti le tue 4 gocce di citalopram in un contenitore con le misurazioni sul lato. Quindi, rabboccheresti questo contenitore fino a un volume, diciamo, di 80 ml. Questo ti darebbe 8 mg/80 ml o 0,1 mg/ml. La tua prima riduzione del 5% scenderebbe a 7,6 mg, per raggiungere questo obiettivo dovrai assumere 76 ml della tua soluzione. Lo ripeteresti quindi ogni giorno finché non sarai pronto per effettuare la riduzione successiva.

What should I add to the 4 drops to reach 80 ml?

I have suffered from depression for about 50 years and have used tricycle-protiadien and SSRI-citalopram antidepressants for 50 years.

 

From 01/02/74 until 04/05 2004 PROTIADEN 75 mg\die. From 5/4/2004 Citalopram 40 mg for 2 years. After 2 years, 4 drops of Citalopram to date.

 

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On 5/11/2024 at 8:27 AM, giancarlo said:

What should I add to the 4 drops to reach 80 ml?

Water

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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