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How do you know if lexapro is working

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
If you feel fine just hit the gym because both exercise and socializing are also important in fighting the depression.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Would fully agree with Dr Le, as there is no reason to delay normal activities now that you are taking Lexapro.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine 17 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
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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
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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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcello Maviglia
41 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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 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
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 21 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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Feiner
Psychiatry 58 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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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
See my other answer: Always discuss w/ your Dr what to expect from a new Rx. It's an essential part of treatment!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Serotonin withdrawal: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the decreasing lexapro (escitalopram). Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety... Read More
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