Votrient in the morning vs. bedtime

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Votrient in the morning vs. bedtime

by Caper1 on Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:45 PM

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My mother' s oncologist suggested she take her pills (800mg) in the morning because he said it would affect her sleep if taken at night. She eats breakfast then waits 2 hours and takes her pills. After she takes her pills about 45 minutes later she does get sick and this lasts about an hour. She takes a nausea pill and finds this makes her tired. ( she finds her entire morning is ruined). We are thinking if she has supper at 6pm and waits the 2 hours and goes through the process at this time she will be in bed at 9 anyway and sleep off effects. What time of day is working for others?? Thank you!

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by LekiLeki on Mon Apr 11, 2016 09:03 AM

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Hiya,

My husband takes imodium an hour after dinner. then about 2 hrs later he takes his 400mg. He sleeps through the night,too well as he snores ...a lot!

The nausea is in the morming then sometimes at odd times during the day.

Good Luck.

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by Caper1 on Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:52 AM

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Thanks for your reply!

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by jane99 on Wed May 18, 2016 06:57 PM

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I have tried taking it both in the morning and at night to see if there is a difference. I prefer to take mine in the evening. Everyone is different but the idea of sleeping through the effects works for me. Good luck.

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by peggyznd on Wed May 18, 2016 10:56 PM

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You could go on the manufacturer's website, and get more detailed info about the side effects and dosing.  The need to eat vs wait for eating, before or after dosing is important, as noted.   If the nausea pill is the cause for the fatigue, find out if there is a better such pill--lots of drug to drug interactions, so discuss this carefully.  

Of course, if there is no reason NOT to shift to the evening dosing, she could presumably try it for a week or so and see the differences.  If this is a fairly new drug, you might discuss starting the dosing at a lower level, as it indicated in the manufacturer's site.  

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