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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?

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

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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


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What do you suggest if my child is 15 has ADHD and is taking lexapro, (escitalopram)vyvance,geodom has been a month and?

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 more

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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 more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause twitching?

Lexapro (escitalopram) and twitchin: There have been reports of people having developed muscle twtching while on lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Rare, but yes: 0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia.Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery. ...Read more

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Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and endep?

Endep & Lexapro (escitalopram): Endep is Amitriptyline which is a tricyclic antidepressant. As long as endep dose is low & taken at bedtime, while Lexapro (escitalopram) in morning, i see no problems. Doses of Elavil higher than 50 mg. Can cause weakness & incoordination. ...Read more

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Why does Lexapro (escitalopram) cause tiredness?

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