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A 24-year-old female asked:

I'm on 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram) and its not working can i move up to thirty? would it change much or hurt anything

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcello Maviglia
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Yes.: However you should consult with your psychiatrist or pcp to rule out possile reason for your lack of response to Lexapro (escitalopram) 20. Then increasing dose may be contemplated.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
No: It would probably not change much. Combination of antidepressants, switching to another agent or augmentation with other psych meds, along with psychotherapy should also be considered. Talk with your psychiatrist.
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Speak with your md: Any change in medication dose or frequency should be made by the prescribing physician and not by the patient. There are many factors to take into consideration. I would recommend that you speak with your physician for recommendations regarding any dose/frequency changes.

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