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Is it okay to take lexapro twice a day

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes, and...: Lexapro (escitalopram) can be taken twice a day if the total daily dose does not exceed the amount prescribed for one day. It is my experience, howe... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Not advisable: If you're being treated for depression it's not advisable to skip your medication. However, your best advice about this matter would be obtained from ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Takes 3 to 6 weeks: You are very early to notice an improvement from the SSRI. Most notice it's benefits between 3 and 6 weeks. The jitters end of day could be a small si... Read More
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Dose?: You may need a higher dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) for full antidepressant effect. Improved mood should last 24/7 with therapeutic daily dose. Jitte... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Medication norms: This is fine. There is nothing here to be worrying about.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
yes, each drug works differently and the lexapro is a small dose there should be no interaction taking the antibiotic for a limited period.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
See your doc.: You should consult with your medical provider before you make any changes to your meds. It's not dangerous to cut your dose; however, if you cut your ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Tylenol: I am assuming you are interested in non-prescription medications that you can get yourself. Tylenol is safe. Do not take aspirin, aleve (naprosyn), ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Skinner
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: You want to take the medicine at the same time every day. Some people will notice that the medicine makes them sleepy. If this is the case with you th... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Drug dose change: Discuss with the doctor that prescribed the lexapro and ask whether the dose can be adjusted. I would need to know why you are taking the lexapro and... Read More

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