A 37-year-old female asked:
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after 3 weeks of lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg, i still have no appetite and diahrrhea so i continue to lose weight. how long till this subsides?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may not: Usually loose stools are abating by about 14 days out on SSRI's. Recommend that the medication be taken with food. Also discuss addition of probiotics with your doctor.
Answered on Aug 18, 2014
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Lexapro (escitalopram): Hi, it might take few weeks for side effect to go away, if you don't get better in 1-2 wks you might want to consult ur treating doctor to change ur medication. Good luck.
Answered on Aug 10, 2014
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