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is it okay to take lexapro twice a day

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wells
43 years experience Psychiatry
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Medication norms: This is fine. There is nothing here to be worrying about.
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A 52-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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: YES.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Safe.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Absolutely: As long as you fell post recovery from the workout and as long as you are maintaining an adequate healthy diet and fluid intake, there is no risk to w ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: You can determine how long the effect of your first dose lasts. You can take the next dose 1/2 hour before that. You should consult your prescriber ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: However, zyrtec should be only once a day, unless supervised by a doctor
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes but why?: Generally a multivitamin contains more than enough to supply your needs for the day. Taking it twice unless you have some unusual needs, simply is a ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes it is safe but I am not sure it will be of any benefit in your case..
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Drinking: You should never mix medication with alcohol, especially narcotics.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: Nih advises : appropriate dose of biotin depends on several factors: user’s age, health, et al. Not enough scientific info now to determine appropriat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes and no: It comes in two formulations: 12 hour and 24 hour - clearly marked on the package. Take the 12 hour twice a day and the 24 hour once a day!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Full Amount: It is best to take your antibiotics exactly as your physician prescribes. So take the full amount a day, and for the full length of time. If you miss ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Bui
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Protonix (pantoprazole) needs to be taken around 30 min before the first meal of the day. In case of severe reflux symptoms, you can double the dose t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: As usual dosage is three times a day anyway taking 2 at once won't harm you and might help. Though you do not say why you are taking it.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
Kind of...: Type ii diabetes is a progressive disease, as the Insulin producing beta cells eventually go through apoptosis/cell death. So most people will need t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The short answer is yes. The question is why? Alprazolam aka Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting benzodiazepine. It is highly addictive and ofte ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Not: Without good reason and strict medical supervision as it is addictive. Are you using it for anxiety or irritable bowel syndrome?
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Stay nourished: As long as you are breast feeding it is probably wise not to go on an extreme diet. You need to nourish yourself and your baby.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Metformin: Metformin is a generic medication that's available in several different forms but essentially short & long acting. Check out epocrates.Com & drugs.Com ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Wondering if it is prescribed as such, and what u r using it for, at this dosage?.

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