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how do you know if lexapro is working

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Gaber
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) may take 4 to 6 weeks to kick in
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
15 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcello Maviglia
39 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
19 years experience General Practice
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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Feiner
56 years experience Psychiatry
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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