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I don't think I took my AD today. Can't take another as told to leave it if not sure rather than take 2. I have had a really bad day, emotional stuff. Could I really have crashed this bad from missing

(10 Posts)
TheOriginalFAB Thu 04-Aug-11 18:59:03

one tablet?

madmouse Thu 04-Aug-11 18:59:46

depends which tablet it is and what the half life is. Give me the name and I'll find it for you

MorningCoffee Thu 04-Aug-11 19:01:59

I missed 1 of mine and feel like crap today

Besom Thu 04-Aug-11 19:03:25

Have you got one of those boxes with the days of the week on?

Besom Thu 04-Aug-11 19:06:25

I'm asking that as someone who has got a box but doesn't use it.
When I do fill it then it's very useful.

TheOriginalFAB Thu 04-Aug-11 19:14:24

I take Duloxetine.

I keep seeing the days of the week boxes and think do I really need one at my age, but clearly I do.

madmouse Thu 04-Aug-11 19:46:00

Yes you could certainly be feeling it - depending on the dose the half life is only between 8 and 17 hours (meaning that after that time only half a dose remains in your system) - in comparison for citalopram it is 36 hours.

TheOriginalFAB Thu 04-Aug-11 19:59:43

I take 60mg each morning. Can you explain what you mean in simpler English. Can't get my brain in gear atm (FM fog).

madmouse Thu 04-Aug-11 20:03:41

Half life refers to the length of time the drug stays in your system.

The half life of citalopram is 36 hours, which means 36 hours after taking a tablet half the dose is still active in your body. If you take a tablet every 24 hours you have a fairly constant supply in your body and even if you miss one tablet the results are not so dramatic.

The half life of your duloxetine can be as little as 8 hours, meaning that if you miss a dose the amount of the medication in your system drops quickly and you would notice a missed dose very quickly.

does that help?

TheOriginalFAB Thu 04-Aug-11 20:12:31

Yes, it does, thank you.

I will be buying a tablet box tomorrow with days of the week on.

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