I need some help urgently! I have a 16 year old daughter that was released from a mental facility on Monday after a four day stay for self-mutilation. This was her first time in such a facility. The staff psychiatrist has her on Zylexa at 5 mg per day. On Saturday she was given 7.5, dosage reduced Sunday because she was lethargic to 2.5, came home Monday and took 7.5 that night, last night gave her 5.0 before bedtime. This morning she can barely keep her eyes open, eyes rolling back in her head when she tries to wake up, and she has had the jitters all day yesterday and again this morning. I am taking her off of it! My first question: Can she just be taken off completely or should I slowly reduce the dosage over a few days. Second question: Isn't this a powerful medication and maybe too much for a 16 year old that weights 110 lbs?? I questioned the medication before they gave it to her, but the staff psychiatrist insisted I didn't know enough to determine what was best for her. I have tried to speak with that psychiatrist, but since she has been released he won't treat her in any way. I am in the process of getting her a psychiatrist in our town, but am dealing with the insurance company now and afraid I won't get my questions answered in time. Thanks for any information or direction you can provide.