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I am suffering from predominent obsession type ocd ,i am on 30mg escitalopram and i showed 40% improvement , what is the highest safe dose of lexapro?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

I usually only go to 30mg per day with my patients. Would have this discussion with your medical provider. Take care.

Answered May 5, 2017

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Most studies do not evaluate beyond 20mg daily. Dosing can be guided by drug level or pharmacogenomic testing since the enzymes that break down the drug can vary. This means 20mg a day for one person might give them the same level as 10mg a day for another person. For further info, see the following: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20350136

Answered May 6, 2017

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