Phyciatrist prescribed me anti-depressants for daytime BUT I fall asleep no good for work?

Phyciatrist prescribed me Perphenazine for Schizophrenia 2pills a day plus hydroxyzine 2pills a day for anxiety. Problem is with just 1 pill of each i start to get drowsy and need a nap. Now how am I supposed to work like this? Doesent the doctor know what she is doing if she predcribes me this during the daytime? And then for nightime she prescribed me trazodone for insomnia and anti depressant. I thought anti depressants were supposed to be taken during the day. I dont see my doc for another month so thats why Im asking here. Thanks.

Anti-depressants work in 24 hour cycles, so taking them at night isn’t a problem. She prescribed them to be taken at night so they don’t mess with the Perphenazine and the hydroxyzine. Unfortunately you will likely find that most of your medications for your schizophrenia will come with drowsiness as a side effect. You will have to learn to work around it.

3 Responses to “Phyciatrist prescribed me anti-depressants for daytime BUT I fall asleep no good for work?”

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  • Mike G says:

    The trazodone (I take it myself) is taken at night because it makes you sleepy. Works great for me as a sleep aid. As for the other drugs, if it’s making you sleepy, call your doctor; the dosage or drug may need to be changed.
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  • Dr. TJ says:

    Anti-depressants work in 24 hour cycles, so taking them at night isn’t a problem. She prescribed them to be taken at night so they don’t mess with the Perphenazine and the hydroxyzine. Unfortunately you will likely find that most of your medications for your schizophrenia will come with drowsiness as a side effect. You will have to learn to work around it.
    References :

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