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A 47-year-old male asked:

Can lexapro (escitalopram) still cause sleepiness in low doses, say 10mg per day this is treatment for ocd?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Some people: Yes in some people - try taking the medication at bedtime if you feels like it makes you sleepy.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
If it makes you sleepy which it can in minority of patients, take it at night.
Jun 25, 2012
Dr. Mary Ann Ty
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Lexapro (escitalopram) is usually more sedating than not even in lower doses. I usually recommend that it be taken at dinner time or even bedtime not during the day to minimize the sedating side effects.
Last updated Jun 27, 2014


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