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A 49-year-old male asked:

Lexapro10mg and klopnopin0.75mg for major gad and depression for 6+ yrs. docs say will need these meds lifelong. is it safe to be on this lifelong?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: Klonopin is an anxiety medication belonging to the benzodiazepine family and are supposed to be used for a short time only although some have been known to use it longer. Lexapro (escitalopram) maybe given for longer periods of time , sometimes a lifetime and it is safe as long as a doctor supervises its use.
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