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Escitalopram Oxalate Dosage
My 2 year old accidentally swallowed two 10mg pills of escitalopram oxalate. Poison control said she's fine. But I just want to check with the doctor.
Poison control: Are better suited to answer those questions, call them again if you're still worried or take your child to the doctor for examination and reassurance ...Read more
When do I start to notice improvement after dosage increase?increased escitalopram from 10 to 20mg.having anxiety !!
I am down to 5mg of lexapro (escitalopram). How should I quit from this dosage? I was on 20mg and have been cutting back for weeks.
I use to be on 30 mg of lexapro, (escitalopram) went down to 10 mg, but going back up again to 20 mg is harsher even when i slowly increase it by half dosages. What gives and what can I do to make it easier?
Depends: That depends on what the side effects are. If you have GI upset- consider taking probiotics or take it with food. If you have insomnia - then take it in am. If you are experiencing medication related anxiety - then consider adding in deep breathing exercized. Please let your doctor know. Blood levels may be higher the second time around. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram) dose for OCD: lexapro, (escitalopram) an SSRI, is used to treat several anxiety disorders. sounds like ur doc has prescribed it for OCD (obesesive compulsive d/o),for which it is FDA approved. OCD may require hier doses of medication. However, every patient is different. There is no one best dose for every pt. The best dose for u, is the dose that u & ur doc find most effective with the fewest side effects. ...Read more
NOT USUALLY: Not usually. The change in dose should have the same side effects and may be transient. Not typically new side effects. ...Read more
Possibly: yes BUT DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES INCREASE THE DOSE ON YOUR OWN...Ask the prescribing HEALTH PROFESSIONAL if a raise in dosage OR/AND another medication is the next "step"! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Is it normal for anxiety to increase when upping the dosage of lexapro (escitalopram)? If so, how long could that last?
Yes: This is a common reaction and the duration should not be too long (perhaps a few weeks at most - hopefully less) but each person is different. If otherwise you are pleased w/ the effects, try to bear it. If it's too bad or too long - ask for alternatives. Don't just stop! Work closely during this stage and consider adding CBT therapy to optimize the benefits! ...Read more
Will only 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) or 10m cipmramil help for mild anxiety and negative thoughts? I feel this dosage is already helping.
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