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When is the best time to take lexapro

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fabio Danisi
Neurology 28 years experience
Usually at night: Most take at night, initally with something light like a couple of crackers, a large glass of water to minimize nausea that is sometimes noted in the ... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Either way: You can take it morning or night, whichever is more convenient. It doesn't matter whether you take it with or without food. If it causes gastroin... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
It depends: Some people find that Lexapro (escitalopram) is sedating; those do best taking it at night. For others though, Lexapro (escitalopram) is not sedating.... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Risk serotonin syndr: The chemical interaction between these 2 drugs can potentially result in what is called serotonin syndrome which can be really debilitating or cause a... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Actually you can: take it at any time. Taking it at same time each day can help to make it a habit.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Remeron (mirtazapine) at night : Definitely take the Remeron at night - as it is sedating. You can play with when you take the Lexapro (escitalopram) dose - as it has a fairly long h... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Take in the evening: and see how you are doing. Also check with your prescribing doctor because you may need smaller dose that what you are taking now.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Urgent Care 14 years experience
Medication: Both contain side effects of increase sleepiness. Taking together is not good idea. Take Lexapro (escitalopram) 2-3 hours before sleep and Zispin arou... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Morning: The two together might make you drowsy.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
AM/PM: Check with your doctor to see if taking Lexapro (escitalopram) in the morning and Remeron at night would be consistent with your treatment plan. Remer... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Timing varies: Most people take Lexapro (escitalopram) in the morning, following their first food of the day. But the timing has nothing to do with its effectivenes... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Seaman
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No difference : No difference for most people. Whatever time of day seems to work best for you, as long as you take it once daily around the same time. It is not u... Read More

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