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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

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Citalopram or sertraline?

Citalopram or sertraline?

SSRI's: They are both ssri's. I have found both effective when treating patients. Either are good options for conditions like post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depression etc. Take care. ...Read more

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Can 20 mg Lexapro/60 Cymbalta/40 viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) be too much serotonin ..seem better on 10 lexapro?

Can 20 mg Lexapro/60 Cymbalta/40 viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) be too much serotonin ..seem better on 10 lexapro?

Discuss w/ Dr: It's not exactly an issue of 'too much' serotonin, but except for that, you might be right to seek a consult about the dosages and perhaps even eliminate a Rx cautiously as possible. Please consider that adding CBT Tx optimizes outcomes w/ or w/out medication and makes good sense. Ask about a referral and dose reduction, etc. Best! ...Read more

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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

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Haw many Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg on zoloft? Mg

Haw many Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg on zoloft? Mg

This question is: not making sense. Please consider resubmitting with clarification. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) and stress vitamin formula with valerian?

Lexapro (escitalopram) and stress vitamin formula with valerian?

Would encourage : You to leave off the valerian root if you are taking lexapro (escitalopram). When taken together ^ risk for sedation, ;/or dizziness. ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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I am on wellbutrin, ativan, atorvastatin, escitalopram, lisinopril, abilify (aripiprazole). Can i take propranolol for anxiety/bp?

Use a low dose: Both escitalopram and wellbutrin (bupropion) inhibit liver metabolism (which is how Propranolol is metabolized) and both will result is a stronger Propranolol effect. This will strengthen the effects of Propranolol so start with the smallest dose and monitor your blood pressure and heart rate. It may also make you tired. ...Read more

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Taking Lamictal, luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdol and klonopin. Can I take adderall?

Taking Lamictal, luvox, (fluvoxamine) risperdol and klonopin.  Can I take adderall?

If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking is whether or not it's SAFE to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with all the other medications or whether or not it's really NECESSARY for to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given the rest of the drugs you're taking then, that discussion should really be with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Potentially: Combination of Zoloft, trazodone & buspar can increased potential for serotonergic reactions which can be severe. Trazodone or zoloft when mixed with abilify can ^ risk for sedation, dizziness or confusion. ...Read more

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Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read more

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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

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Will wellbutrin (bupropion) Lexapro lithium or nefazodone cause weight gain?

Sometimes: The side effect profile for most mental health drugs indicate appetite and weight change. This is almost always a possibility. If you are prescribed these medications, discuss this concern with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read more

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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

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