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How Long Until Lexapro Begins To Benefit
A few weeks: If you are on the correct dose you should notice an improvement in 4 to 8 weeks. But you have to take it every day. Also it needs to have the dose adjusted up at least one dose from the starting dose. You should be on the starting dose for a week or two. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine): Usually after one week you would see some response, then within 4-5 weeks for full efficacy at the therapeutic dose. ...Read more
Saphris (asenapine): Usually average 4-6 weeks, but people are different. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: The effects of a medication like Prozac (fluoxetine) depend on why you are taking it. In cases of depression, a positive effect can be seen in as little as 1-2 weeks. However, for anxiety disorders, especially hard to treat ones like ocd, effects sometimes take up to 2 months to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) to reach it's full affect...Meaning how long should a patient/doctor wait to decide whether to adjust dosage?
Depends: There are different strategies for this. In some cases it may be best to push the dose up as high as can be tolerated without significant side effects to maximize the chance of a good response. Once a dose is reached, it usually takes at least a month for most of the effect to take hold (and improvement can continue for 12 weeks or more). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for Abilify (aripiprazole) to become fully effective? i.e. first dose, or does it need to build up?
Parental permission: Hello young man. Your questions cannot be answered since we will need your parents' permission to speak with you about any clinical issues you may be having or interested in knowing about. Have your parents sign up for an account (much as you did I imagine) and then, they can ask questions and even set up 1 on 1 consultations if they'd like on your behalf. Enjoy the rest of your summer break. ...Read more
Can take awhile: Usually give it a few months based upon it's supposed mechanism, it doesn't work immediately (except that the vehicle is a great artificial tear so that can help a little) http://www.Restasis.Com/_learn_about/learn_whattoexpect.Htm. ...Read more
Usually 6 weeks.: It takes at least 3 weeks for medications like Prozac and lexapro (escitalopram) to start working well. Usually if you feel better but not 100% in about 4-6 weeks, the dose needs to be increased. If it is not helping at all, it may be the wrong medication, and you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Breakup: Depends on how long you've known the person, if breakup was mutual, what things worry you, and how active you are socially, as well as your support system. ...Read more
It sounds: Like the ability is being used as an augmenting agent. If correct, anywhere between a few days and 2 weeks. ...Read more
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