A 29-year-old member asked:
how long will it take for me start feeling better once i start taking lexapro (escitalopram)?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Kevin Considine answered
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Usually it takes about 2 weeks for the full effect of medications like Lexapro (escitalopram) to reach maximum effect but some patients can get the effect sooner or even later. So don't stop the medication after a few days if you do not feel any effects.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
Dr. Douglas Bey answered
56 years experience Psychiatry
2-3 weeks: We tell pts 2-3 weeks 4 it 2 start 2work & 6 weeks or so 2 get the full effect.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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