A 27-year-old male asked:
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can a pill go down the wrong pipe i took a lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg last night around 1030 i think it went down wrong pipe not sure?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably irritation: As you can breathe, it's most likely that it 'scratched' or irritated the entry to the windpipe and that leaves the feeling for some time. If your breathing is obstructed, go to an ER or urgent care - otherwise drink warm water, gargle, eat only soft food till it feels better. Best!
Answered on Jun 2, 2016
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Should be ok by now.: If it went down the wrong pipe - meaning it went into your trachea - you would have been coughing quite a bit !!!!. Whereever it went it would be dissolved by now.
Answered on May 30, 2017

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