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Effect Lexapro Escitalopram
Complex system: If it is a recurring pattern, odds are it is a result of chemical changes throughout your cycle, such as changes in progesterone. Without knowing your full history it is possible that the current regimen is insufficient to address this occurrence. If symptoms are significantly impairing functioning it would be worthwhile discussing with your prescribing provider to consider options. ...Read more
Having nausea side-effect with Lexapro (escitalopram) even if taken with food. Can I take Tums or another antacid to address?
N: That is a good first choice of tx. Make sure you feel completely normal before retaking it. ...Read more
Is floaters in an eye and twitching in the other a normal side effect of lexapro (escitalopram)? I'm currently taking 30mgs of it.
Took Prozac 20-40mg for 3 mths-no effect. Now taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 25 days & notmuch improv. Why is this happening. What should I do?
If you have ADHD -: Primarily Inattentive Type & comorbid anxiety &/or depression, you need multimodal treatment for optimal management. Add Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & environmental manipulations at work & home, including ADA accommodations. See CHADD. Org. Strattera (atomoxetine) has a serotonin effect. Use caution when adding SSRI's. Discuss med management with your psychiatrist & seek referral to a psychologist. ...Read more
Can be: Stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) suddenly is not a good idea, because of possible discontinuation symptoms. Mood swings, irritability, muscle aches, tremors, anxiety, shock-like sensations, head "zaps, " dizziness, balance problems, fatigue, and vomiting can also happen. Please work with your doctor on tapering this medication so you don't have to have such an experience. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram) may cause: Vivid or unusual dreams as an uncommon side effect. Minastrin is Norethindrone, Ethinyl Estradiol, and Ferrous Fumarate and is not known to affect dreams. There are no significant interactions between them. If the dreams are not bad, enjoy them. If bad, consult prescriber. They may fade with continued use of Lexapro (escitalopram). Best regards for good health. ...Read more
How likely are seizures as a side effect when taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg with no other meds? I want to give it a shot but I'm so so scared. : (
Does Pantoprozole sod Dr same with Omeprazol and does this medication inhibits action and the effect of the Lexapro (escitalopram) and Seroquel?
The risk here is: Between Lexapro (escitalopram) and Seroquel there is a rare but life-threatening risk for irregular heart rhythm. Be sure your provider is aware of this and is watching you closely. But the other medications do not interact with either psych drug. Be careful - if your provider is not a specialist - you might want a consult when multi-pharma issues arise. Best! ...Read more
I take Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. I've been taking zepac & 6-8 Motrin a day 4 a week now 4 an ear infection 2. Shud I b worried abt te effect of Motrin & Lexapro (escitalopram)?
Thank you for informing about Depression, Overweight, Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) and Gabapentin.
Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Motrin may increase the risk of bleeding.
Using Gabapentin with Lexapro (escitalopram) may increase dizziness, confusion, .
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•Diagnosis for which Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed
•Headache due to Lexapro (escitalopram)
•Need to take 6-8 Motrin a day, and for how long?
•Therapy for stresses and overweight
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How does Lexapro (escitalopram) effect REM sleep? I started Lexapro (escitalopram) three weeks ago and recently I've been feeling one positive change (no racing thoughts at night) but I also feel I get a very shallow sleep.
We are all different: Dosages vary by height, weight, and how your body metabolizes the drug, so to answer your question, could be a yes or a no depending. Working with your doctors regarding effectiveness, side-effects, and your goals for treatment may help determine a more optimized dose. ...Read more
As safe as most: Lexapro, (escitalopram) an antidepressant & anti-anxiety medication, makes more serotonin available in the brain. Side effects (se's) include GI problems, appetite changes, dizziness, headaches, sexual problems & sleep problems. Most se's are short-term & tolerable, esp. If anticipated. More serious se's are allergic reactions, cardiac changes & odd behaviors. Take it long enough to give it a chance to work. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) is dosed as 10-20 mg. Daily, and can be lowered to 5mg. In kids or elderly. Few exceptions exist if it is determined by your doctor that response is only partial after sufficient time and no side effects, where higher dose is tried, usually up to 30mg. ...Read more
For what purpose?: Each is a chemical substance and can help different individuals, some the same individual. Discuss this with your doctor to assess the best treatment trial for you! ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram): For full effect, 4-6 weeks at optimized dose. ...Read more
Yes, and...: Lexapro (escitalopram) can be taken twice a day if the total daily dose does not exceed the amount prescribed for one day. It is my experience, however, that Lexapro can cause insomnia if taken at night. A single morning dose has seemed to work best for most of those for whom I have prescribed it. ...Read more
Dose increase: I think you mean 5 mg going to 10 mg. Improvement means symptom reduction. You don't say if you're taking for depression or anxiety. Lexapro (escitalopram) is effective for many for both. There's a good chance you'll experience less anxiety or depression on 10 mg. But let your doctor review with you in person. Lexapro (escitalopram) requires close medical supervision. Dose of 10 - 20 mg is usual range. I hope this helps. ...Read more
SSRI Antidepressant: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a newer ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression and generalized anxiety. It is commonly additionally used for a variety of other anxiety conditions. Full benefit can take weeks. It is relatively less likely to result in medication interactions. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal thinking in young people. ...Read more
Tappering the dose:
It has to be tappered slowly and then discontinued. For example: if you are on 20mg a day. I will do the following-
15mg once daily x 5 days then 10mg once daily x 5days then 5mg once daily for 5 days then 5mg every other day for 10 days then discontinue. ...Read more
Depends on why: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an SSRI and there are countless other meds in this group of drugs that can help. Sometimes what works for one person or at one time does not help someone else. However, others in the group of meds may be very effective. There are also other classes of antidepressants that you can discuss with your doctor. However, most important is knowing the reasons that you want to switch. ...Read more