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Adhd And Lexapro
Having surgery Wednesday&was told I cannot take my dexedrine (for adhd)& that taking lexapro (escitalopram) was ok.What will happen if i dont take it until wednesday?
ADHD Meds: Not an MD, but and ADHD specialist. Ask MD, but well known that stimulants such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) are safe to discontinue and start again. They work immediately and get out of the system quickly. Don't need to build up in body over time. You should have a stable therapeutic effect on Wed. Sometimes the body gets use to meds, so such a drug holiday may mean you will feel the meds more afterward ...Read more
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child is 15 has ADHD and is taking lexapro, (escitalopram)vyvance,geodom has been a month and?
Geodon (ziprasidone)?: This is a second generation antipsychotic. Lexapro is an ssri antidepressant. I don't know other details but these are medications that not indicated for ADHD. Geodon (ziprasidone) requires metabolic fasting blood draw labs every 6-12 mos. If any cardiac risk, geodon (ziprasidone) and vyvanse may require a baseline per doc. Please discuss with your doctor as to thought process of the combo of medications being used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tests/meds be done over app? Was taken off lexapro, too much mania. Pretty sure I have bipolar 2 and ADHD. Psych appts are weeks out :(
Is it safe to mix lexapro, (escitalopram) atarax, and an ADHD medication? If so, which focus medication should I take to maximize my results?
I checked the Interaction checker for Imiprimine, Lexapro (escitalopram) and Dexedrine. Imprimine + Dexedrine were Severe how so? The same MD Rxed them both for ADHD
The combination: increases the risk of high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, rapid heart rate & fever. Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) increases release of the neuro-chemical Norepinephrine; Imipramine inhibits its reuptake. Amphetamines & Tri-cyclic Anti-depressants are metabolized by the same liver enzyme system, which may increase plasma levels of either. A baseline cardiac evaluation & careful monitoring is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep & Mood: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri that can be a very effective antidepressant. Like other ssris, however, Lexapro (escitalopram) does not aid sleep directly. In fact, its direct effects on sleep may make sleep less restful. This could leave you tired by day. Sleep, however, is also related to mood and depression, so Lexapro (escitalopram) often helps sleep indirectly by helping depression, more than it hurts sleep byits direct effects. ...Read more
No problems: In recommended doses, this combination should pose no problems. ...Read more
Be careful.: There are a number of different prescription weight-loss products as well as over-the-counter "diet pills ". Some of these can interact with Lexapro (escitalopram) and others can exacerbate symptoms of the conditions Lexapro (escitalopram) is commonly prescribed to treat. The safest course would be to work with the prescribing physician regarding your concerns with your weight. ...Read more
Cautiously: All ssri can potentially effect platelet function. Mirtazepine may be an alternative which could potentially effect other blood cells, but platelet count or function not specifically mentioned in my sources. Discuss with your doctor for other possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lexapro (escitalopram): Sit down with your doctor and let him/her discuss benefits, possible side-effects, and answer any questions you may have. Education about the medication is at least half the treatment. Lexapro (escitalopram) has been used by many patients for depression and anxiety with good results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer