Top
20
Doctor insights on: Escitalopram Oxalate Dosage

Share
2

2
Is dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) equivalent to dosage of prozac?

Is dosage of Zoloft (sertraline) equivalent to dosage of prozac?

No: There is not a 1:1 relationship between doses of zoloft (sertraline) and prozac. Zoloft (sertraline) doses range from 25 to 200mg whereas Prozac ranges from 10mg to 80mg. ...Read more

3

3
Med interactions? Buspar, (buspirone) synthroid, clonazepam, trazodone, premerain, centrum silver, vit d and calcium? And atenolol at night.

Med interactions? Buspar, (buspirone) synthroid, clonazepam, trazodone, premerain, centrum silver, vit d and calcium? And atenolol at night.

Maybe!: 1. Consult with your treating physician to get a specific answer for your conditions. 2. A lot depends on the dose of the medications, when you take them, what you are taking them for, and how long you have been taking them. 3. If your thyroid replacement is not enough, you could have more side effects. 4. You may be completely fine if the medicines are done carefully. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour ?

Drug interactions with niacin  atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and  armour  ?

Epocrates check: A quick check on my trusty med database program reveals 3 main negative interactions with those meds listed. Two of them are with armour. The armour interacts with both the iron and magnesium making the thyroid med less absorbed, so separate these vitamins from your armour by at least 4 hrs. The other major interaction is atenolol and niacin. Less cholesterol lowering effect and overlowering of bp. ...Read more

6

6
Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

 Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: there are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

7

7
Can lowering Lexapro (escitalopram) dose cause anxiety?

Can lowering Lexapro (escitalopram) dose cause anxiety?

Possibly: Lexapro (escitalopram) affects serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that modulates mood as well as anxiety. Lowering the dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) could increase anxiety, especially if it was done too quickly. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
10 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) with 50 mg tramadol okay to take?

10 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) with 50 mg tramadol okay to take?

It depends.: Some people may be very sensitive to low doses of meds, especially if you have liver disease or your liver enzymes are slow metabolizers of drugs. You could develop serotonin syndrome w/ low doses of Lexapro (escitalopram) & tramadol. Let your doctor know if you experience nausea, flushing, diarrhea, headaches, profuse sweating, muscle twitching, rigidity, confusion, hallucinations or seizures. ...Read more

11

11
Can you talk Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg daily and Arginmax low dose like 3 capsules together agrimax contains ginko biloba L argenine ginsing etc???

Can you talk Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg daily and Arginmax low dose like 3 capsules  together agrimax contains ginko biloba L argenine ginsing etc???

If it feels good: its OK. You might want to first sit down and figure out how much this will cost you a month. You might want to consult with someone who specializes in optimal health / complementary medicine to come up with an approach that achieves your therapeutic needs. ( including proper exercise, sleep, balanced nutrition, emotional / educational and spiritual growth.) ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
It's ok to take coq-10 w everything i take right?Levothyroxine atenolol hctz Lexapro (escitalopram) Suboxone Vyvanse klonopin & ester-c?

It's ok to take coq-10 w everything i take right?Levothyroxine atenolol hctz Lexapro (escitalopram) Suboxone Vyvanse klonopin & ester-c?

Right: While there are potential interactions between a few of your medicines, the coq10 should not interact with lexapro, (escitalopram) suboxone, atenolol, hctz, klonopin, levothyroxin, and vyvanse. With hypertension and hyperlipidemia, you might want to consider a regular regimen of low-impact exercise (walking in the sunshine) and eating mostly foods with a low glycemic index. ...Read more

13

13
Can you take together 10 mg lexapro (escitalopram) , 25 mg lamotrigine 1200 mg fish oil and 1000 mg acetaminofen ?

Can you take together 10 mg lexapro (escitalopram) , 25 mg lamotrigine 1200 mg fish oil and 1000 mg acetaminofen ?

Yes, but...: Lexapro, (escitalopram) Lamictal, and Fish Oil are often co-prescribed. If fish oil is being used for therapeutic benefit, its good to know the EPA content of the capsules. EPA (not total fish oil weight) needs to be around 1000 to 1500 mg per day to impact mood (FYI). Acetaminophen at 1000 mg - as an occasional dose - is fine to take s the above. Frequent use, though, is to be avoided. ...Read more

14

14
What the equivalent Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg to zoloft?

What the equivalent Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg to zoloft?

They're different : The therapeutic dosage for Paxil (paroxetine) is 20-40 mg, although it is often started at a lower dosage, such as 10 mg. and can go higher. The general therapeutic range for Zoloft is 50-200 mg. ...Read more

15

15
Is it ok to take metoprolol 25mg, paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg and magnesium supplements every day? might double the metoprolol dose...

Is it ok to take metoprolol 25mg, paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg and magnesium supplements every day? might double the metoprolol dose...

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com It is OK to take all three, in the evening. ...Read more

16

16
I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?

I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?

Depends...: on what you and your doctor decide together. There are theoretically some interactions among the drugs you've listed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will experience them. It's difficult to know all of the possible interactions when you have this many medications in combination. Some of the drugs' metabolism could be affected or you may have increased risk of side effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta)  and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more

19

19
Could a daily dosage of 180 mg of Cymbalta (Duloxetine Hydrochloride) & 10 mg of Brintellix (Vortioxetine Hydrobromide) risk serotonin syndrome?

Could a daily dosage of 180 mg of Cymbalta (Duloxetine Hydrochloride) & 10 mg of Brintellix (Vortioxetine Hydrobromide) risk serotonin syndrome?

Good question.: The dose of Cymbalta is high. The high dose and the combination with Trintellix is unusual and carries risks, one of which is serotonin syndrome. But the reasons for those medicines and the way the risks apply to you -- these are individual matters to be discussed with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more