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duloxetine and escitalopram

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Tricky: The switch must be done with the help of your doctor doing exactly what he/she says
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Let your doctor know: that your symptoms have worsened. Don't rely on medications alone to cure your depression. Psychotherapy is very important. Cognitive Behavioral Ther ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qinyue Liu
Specializes in Neurology
It is complex: Usually it should not have serotonin toxicity. Cymbalta (duloxetine) 40mg is not a high dose and Lexapro 20mg is a normal dose too. You took them one ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) side effects: pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) an SNRI is approved to treat Depression. Most SSRIs and SNRIs r well tolerated and have few side effects. Often, side effect ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
25 years experience Psychiatry
A multi-use medicine: Duloxetine increases the amount of norepinephrine and serotonin in the tiny space between neurons for a few microseconds. More importanly for the tre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): Is used for the treatment of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, ptsd, phobias, agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder no ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: That is a question for your prescribing doctor. For some people, it may be too much. For others, it may be helpful. Everyone responds uniquely.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcello Maviglia
39 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: I do not know what you are trying to address ; if depression/anxiety the best evidence is for lexapro (escitalopram).
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor" (SSRI) commonly used to treat depression and chronic anxiety. Similar medicines ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): its an SNRI antidepressant that is also used for chronic pain. 30mg is the lowest dose.
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