A 66-year-old male asked:
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on 10mg of lexapro1 in the morning, use clonazepam .5 mg in the morning and .25 mg 3x the rest of the day-still having anxiety would 15mg lexapro (escitalopram) help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is quite: Possible. But, please don't increase your Lexapro (escitalopram) without first discussing it with your psychiatrist/ prescribing provider. Also - use non-medication option.S. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga or qi gong.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
14 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: If there's a partial benefit from 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) then there's a reasonable chance higher doses would help more (standard dose range is up to 20mg). Of course this should only be done under careful supervision by a psychiatrist.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014

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