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Escitalopram Making Rash
Help please. When I started taking Lexapro (escitalopram) I developed a rash around the same time, are they linked?
Rash with Lexapro (escitalopram): Most people don't get a rash from lexapro, (escitalopram) however, any person can develop a rash or a reaction to a drug if they happen to be sensitive to it. If there were no other medications, detergents, foods or contacts with new substances at that time and if the rash went away after stopping lexapro, (escitalopram) it could very well have been a reaction to the drug. ...Read more
When starting lexapro (escitalopram) and prilosec together, is it normal to have a rash develop within 3 days?
Both can do it: It's possible for either alone to cause rashes. So, the combo may increase the risks - definitely call the Dr and let them evaluate this ASAP. Don't just stop the Lexapro (escitalopram) - that can be risky too. The Prilosec can be stopped if you wish safely after so short a time. Call ASAP for help on it if it continues. Best! ...Read more
I have been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for about 2 months and noticed that since starting, I've had an itchy rash on my mons pubis area. Is it coming from the lexapro (escitalopram)?
Rash: Some people do get a rash with medications like lexapro, (escitalopram) but it's usually more generalized rather than being in only one place. You might want to look at your underwear for sources of irritation, plus whether you've been using a different laundry soap? Your primary care doctor can take a look, and offer more personalized ideas. ...Read more
Can Lexapro (escitalopram) start off making me more anxious at first, 3rd day now? Or should I call my psych dr to change it or try to ride it out longer?
It can "rev" you up: Any of the SSRIs can have paradoxical effect of revving people up or "wiring them."sometimes those effects will wear off within a few days to a week and sometimes they don't wear off and sometimes they get worse. If you are uncomfortable I think a call to your doctor is a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lexapro (escitalopram) makes me have continued hot flash all day long. It feels like I'm hot all the time what can I do? It is making me miserable
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
Hi, I stopped taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg 4 days ago because it was making me feel extremely apathetic and like I was slightly disconnected from reality. I hae had bad fatigue during this time, is that normal?
Lexapro (escitalopram): No it's not "normal" to feel extremely apathetic or disconnected from reality. Hoping you've let your physician know that you've stopped your medication. Please know that fatigue can often be part of depressive symptoms, and could be one reason you're having difficulty. I hope you'll talk with your doctor and perhaps even consult with a psychiatrist if the initial treatment wasn't helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should metoperlol and Lexapro (escitalopram) be taken together? They are making my heart rate very slow. Will it make a difference if I take them at differen times
Can be taken.: Taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and metoprolol together may increase the level of the beta-blocker by inhibiting the metabolism of the latter. If you have symptoms of dizziness or fatigue your doctor might decrease the dose of the metoprolol. Generally however these two medications may be taken together without much side effects. You should certainly discuss this with you pcp. Good luck. ...Read more
Doc said stop 12.5mg of metoperlol because making heart beat to slow. Should it be replaced with another BP med? Also take 10mg ramipril, 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram)
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor" (SSRI) commonly used to treat depression and chronic anxiety. Similar medicines include Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, and Paxil (paroxetine). They all work similarly but differ a little in their usual side-effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, GI problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, decreased appetite, and disrupted sleep. Many symptoms subside after 2 to 3 weeks. Stay on the medication for a couple of months to give it a chance to work. Often people quit too soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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