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A 23-year-old male asked:

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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Lexapro: I usually only go to 30mg per day with my patients. Would have this discussion with your medical provider. Take care.
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Drug level: 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
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Last updated May 6, 2017

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