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Can you take 15mg of dexedrine while taking 40mg of lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Dr. Brian Writer
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Should be OK: This combination should not be a problem. However, 40 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) is considered an 'off-label' dosage meaning that is higher than the fda recommended daily dosage. That being said, off-label dosages and/or indications is not an uncommon prescribing practice. Questions can be addressed with the actual prescribing provider.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
drug safety: Please don't combine these meds without first discussing with your doctor or pharmacist. Combining dextroamphetamine & Lexapro may increase side effects Like "jitteriness, nervousness, anxiety, restlessness, & racing thoughts" per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. It can also increase the risk for serotonin syndrome.

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