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How do you know if lexapro is working

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Gaber
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) may take 4 to 6 weeks to kick in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram): For full effect, 4-6 weeks at optimized dose.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine 16 years experience
About 3-4 Weeks: Ssri medications such as Lexapro (escitalopram) take a few weeks to reach their maximum potential. Thus it is recommended to try and get about 3-4 wee... Read More
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
1 week: You may have some transitional side effects while the medicine is starting to become effective; but the benefit of the medicine will be seen after a w... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Generic Lepraxo: This is a not uncommon result of switching from a brand name to a generic. Often absorption and blood level peaks and troughs are not identical. There... Read More
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Yes: Generics are supposed to be bio-equivalent to their brand name counterparts but sometimes they're not exactly the same in any given individual. Talk t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcello Maviglia
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Yes.: However you should consult with your psychiatrist or pcp to rule out possile reason for your lack of response to Lexapro (escitalopram) 20. Then incre... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Can you help a bit?: What are the symptoms for which you believe the medicine is "not working anymore?" Remember, Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant. It's mechani... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Understandable : It's understandable that you want to get off meds even if they are working, but maybe not realistic. It is important that you set up as many forms of ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Depression : See your doctor . Get counseling . Discuss medication side effects with PCP . Keep in mind that you have to balance the benefit / risk of side effect ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Possibly: yes BUT DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES INCREASE THE DOSE ON YOUR OWN...Ask the prescribing HEALTH PROFESSIONAL if a raise in dosage OR/AND another me... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 20 years experience
4-6 wks: Will take 4-6 weeks to reach full effectiveness. At that time, the dose will have to be re-evaluated, maybe increased
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Feiner
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Very slow withdrawal: Go to Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg q 5 days; then 10 mg every other day for 10days; then stop.

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