Pamelor Dosage: How much is too much?
Pamelor Dosage: Recommended Amounts
While your appropriate Pamelor dosage
cannot really be anticipated in advance, you need to consult with your physician
before taking this medication or otherwise making any adjustments to your dosage
of Pamelor. This antidepressant medication is available in both liquid and
tablet forms. However, only the tablet dosages are listed below. Obviously, you
should always consult with your physician if you cannot take your appropriate
Pamelor dosage in its tablet form.
Pamelor Dosage for Adults:
Your physician will monitor the
effectiveness and dosage of this medication to determine what is the appropriate
amount that you can take. Your specific Pamelor dosage may be increased or
decreased as necessary. The usual starting dosage of Pamelor is 25 mg three or
four times per day. Also, doctors sometimes prescribe it to be taken once a day.
Usually, Pamelor is not described at doses over 150 mg per day. Doctors
sometimes perform blood tests to help decide on the best specific dosage for
Pamelor Dosage for Children:
Pamelor is not usually recommended for
use with children as its safety and effectiveness have not been studied well
enough to be an established practice. Adolescents however are sometimes given 30
to 50 mg per day in a single dosage or sometimes divided into smaller doses as
prescribed by their physicians.
Older Adults- Pamelor Dosage:
The usual Pamelor dosage recommended
for older individuals is 30 to 50 mg either in a single dose or divided into
smaller doses as prescribed by your physician.
Overdosage of Pamelor:
An overdose of Pamelor can possibly be
fatal. If you suspect a possible overdose you need to contact your physician or
go to the closest emergency room immediately.
Signs of a possible Pamelor overdosage may include the following symptoms:
Agitation, coma, confusion, congestive
heart failure, convulsions, dilated pupils, disturbed concentration, drowsiness,
excessive reflexes, extremely high fever, fluid in the lungs, hallucinations,
irregular heartbeat, low body temperature, restlessness, rigid muscles, severely
low blood pressure, shock, stupor, vomiting
The above information on dosages and
overdosage of this antidepressant is for information purposes only. Only a
licensed physician however should determine the safety and effectiveness of your
specific Pamelor dosage.
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Additional information By Paul Susic
Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist