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I have been taking ssri escitalopram to be exact for an year but now facing problems with short term memory. Can it be because of meds?
Could be from Xanax (alprazolam): Alprazolam is a short acting drug. It has effects on memory similar to alcohol, which is referred to as state dependent learning. Please google that for an explanation. What that means is that when your blood level is high you remember things that you said and did at other times that your blood level was high. Likewise, when your blood level drops you will remember things that you said and did when your blood level was low.It is for this reason that i primarily prefer to prescribe longer acting benzodiazepines such as valium or Clonazepam depending upon the persons primary anxiety diagnosis.Please discuss this possibility with your psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Please help! I am taking 10mg lexamil (escitalopram) for 2 weeks now and have an insatiable appetite.. Will this go away? Why does this happen?
I am taking Clonazepam0.5 mg and Escitalopram 5mg. Now a days I am suffering from light Short Term Memory Loss. How to stop it? Pls prescribe me.
Memory loss: Benzodiazepines like Clonazepam can cause short-term memory loss. I suggest talking with the doctor who prescribed you these medicines about this. Dose adjustment or change to another strategy may attenuate this problem. Also, HealthTap doctors do not prescribe medications for patients they have not spoken with or examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is nac safe daily to help treat ocd? I read they dose it around 2000mg to around 4800mg for the pill is that safe? (In use together with escitalopram)
Great Question: There has been some data for several years now suggesting N.A.C. as an alternative medicine for treatment-resistant OCD. As there are no formal guidelines on its use, it would be best to find a local psychiatrist who is experienced in OCD TX and especially one comfortable with N.A.C. Lexapro (escitalopram) generally plays well with other medicines, though it is always worth a double check. ...Read more
Can escitalopram be used as an antipsychotic ? I have major depressive disorder plus symptoms of psychosis.I'v started with 5 mg medication.
Treatment: Escitalopram is an effective antidepressant. 10-20% or major depression can be complicated by psychosis. Standard of care for psychotic depression is antidepressant plus antipsychotic for non affective psychosis ( not psychotic depression) escitalopram is not effective by itself. ...Read more
For what condition?: It's important to know what condition is being treated -- so a good evaluation always comes first. Then helpful medicines can be selected if they're needed. Fluoxetine, sertraline, and escitalopram are all excellent ssri antidepressants with good anti-anxiety effects -- but there are some differences. An individual person may respond to one but not the others. Your psychiatrist can help select. ...Read more
I've been on 40 mg citalopram and switched to 20 mg escitalopram . Will I have to wait 4-6 weeks for it to work or will it be a continuation ?
Is Escitalopram safe like Zoloft (sertraline) and witch superior between both and less sexual side effect?
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