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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)

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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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 :(

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 :(

No: This part of HealthTap is designed for medical health education. HealthTap Prime and Concierge are for medical consults. Psychiatric medications cannot be prescribed on HealthTap Prime or Concierge. Keep your appointment with your psychiatrist. ...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 I take promethazine DM and lexapro 20mgs?

Can I take promethazine DM and lexapro 20mgs?

There is interaction: Taking promethazine with lexapro can increase the risk of irregular heart rhythm that can be serious and life threatening ...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?

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

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Can you take asprin with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take asprin with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: There are no definitive contraindications to taking these meds that I am aware of. Take the Aspirin with food so as not to upset your stomach. I see you have a history of bleeding, so check with your doctor that Aspirin is ok for you. ...Read more

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Can lexapro (escitalopram) affect female fertility?

Can lexapro (escitalopram) affect female fertility?

No: No, it does not effect fertility. Depression and/or stress can effect it, however. If you are having issues with fertility, you need to talk to your GYN. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil with 5mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take Advil with 5mg lexapro (escitalopram)?

A drug interaction: Checker shows that combining advil and Lexapro (escitalopram) can ^ bleeding risk. This is a relative contraindication. I would discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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Does lexapro (escitalopram) affect sexual function?

Possible: Many psycho-active agents can compromise sexual function, and if this is occurring, discuss other options with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can You Take Magnesium With Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can You Take Magnesium With Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: low magnesium is common. No worries. Check with your doc and ask about magnesium and potassium level testing. ...Read more

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Can you take diet pills with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take diet pills with lexapro (escitalopram)?

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

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What are Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal symptoms?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Sudden discontinuation can result in electric shock sensations (brain zaps), dizziness, irritability & akathesia (restlessness). ...Read more

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Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) if you have "itp"?

Can you take Lexapro (escitalopram) if you have "itp"?

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 more

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Afraid to take my Lexapro (escitalopram) prescription?

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 more

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Could my tics be due to taking lexapro (escitalopram)?

Side effects: I have not seen this particular side effect with lexapro (escitalopram). It would be necessary to know when the tics started in relationship to when you started the medication. I would certainly discuss this with your doctor to determine the cause and effect. ...Read more

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Should you take Lexapro (escitalopram) and have insomnia?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) can be sedating for some, & activating for others. If insomnia is an issue, Lexapro (escitalopram) is recommended to be taken in the morning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix Lexapro (escitalopram) and ashwaghanda?

Is it safe to mix Lexapro (escitalopram) and ashwaghanda?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Not sure why u would need that herb, as it is supposed to be an anti-stress agent, unless directed by your doctor. I am not aware of any negative interactions with lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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