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Lexapro drowsiness

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A person on a drug for 10 months at the same dose, and then starts to have drowsiness that persists, should see the doctor for re-evaluation. Maybe th... Read More
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Could be: May not be related but there is an "a motivational syndrome" that sometimes occurs after prolonged use of ssris.

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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Side effects : Expect transmit adverse events to last 7-14 dats. If concerns persist beyond that acid it are significantly bother dive then consult with BD
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Benzodiazepine use: I try to avoid prescribing for chronic benzodizapines (such as Klonopin) for my patients. Klonopin can be VERY sedating. I would consult with your d... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: A drug interaction shows no interactions between Lexapro (escitalopram) and sudafed. The probiotic will not effect either medication.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Yes: Both Lexapro (escitalopram) and Anafranil tend to promote sedation. It would be predicted that Anafranil would promote more sedation although this wo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sedation: Drowsiness occurs in up to 50% of people taking Klonopin & in 1 to 10% of people taking benadryl. I certainly would not take benadryl and Klonopi... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Some people: Yes in some people - try taking the medication at bedtime if you feels like it makes you sleepy.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram) & Clonazepam: Side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) usually dissipate if they're going to, within a week or two. You might want to review your use of Clonazepam w... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nasal saline/suction: The use of such combination antihistamine products was fashionable in the 70's & 80's but is no longer recommended in the US under the age of 6 yr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Did you sleep well?: Daytime alertness largely depends on your sleep. It must be sufficient and high quality. Are you taking any meds that are sedating you?
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