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How To Take Lexapro Dhea
Are you asking: How long you need to take for a specific condition or are you asking how to taper off it. What is the condition being treated? Please clarify and re-ask. Thank you. ...Read more
3 to 5 weeks: This is a fairly low starting dose so if not feeling any better after three weeks tell your doctor. Your dose may need to change ...Read more
Not long usually.: If the doses are equivalent then there should not be discontinuance symptoms. If the doses are not equivalent, then you could have recurrence of symptoms or you could have side effects from too high a dosage. 3-7% of the population cannot make the switch easily due to different metabolic rates of these two medications. You need to bring your symtoms to your doctors attention. ...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
Ask your MD: Ask your prescribing doctor. I feel it would be important for this conversation to take place between you two. These are important questions and concerns that should be openly discussed... ...Read more
10 to 14 days: Luvox (fluvoxamine) typically shows its effects on your mood and/or obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors in 2 weeks. Many patients show improvement earlier. If you are too impatient, some doctors raise the dose too fast and too high. The lowest effective dose has less side effects than an artificially high dose. The high dose side effects may lead to another medication prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serotonin: Always is to run it by your prescriber. Sometimes that isn't helpful. Don't just take it. Check interaction checker like: http://reference.medscape.com/drug-interactionchecker -I am not endorsing this one specifically. Some don't include all supplements, so you have to use good judgement and search. In this case there is reason to worry, need to follow up with MD and follow their advice ...Read more
Up to six weeks: First of all, there should be no real difference between generic sertraline and brand name zoloft. Also, it depends on what it being prescribed for and the dose you are taking. Sertraline is 50% better absorbed with food and i always tell my patients to take it every morning after breakfast. For major depression, 75% will respond in the first four weeks whereas 25% respond in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Can you tell me how long does it take for 50mg of Zoloft (sertraline) to work for post partum ocd?
<Two hours: This medication should be full absorbed into the body in less than two hours. ...Read more
"Overdose" vs lethal: "overdose" means taking more medication than prescribed or intended. The amount you take may or may not be lethal, which differs by medication and your tolerance. I agree with dr. Tripp that citalopram and other ssri's have a high safety record in overdose. A variable amount may give you unpleasant -- but probably not lethal -- side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-6 wks: Will take 4-6 weeks to reach full effectiveness. At that time, the dose will have to be re-evaluated, maybe increased ...Read more
Why do you need to: Know this bit of information? If you are having imminent thoughts of suicide please have a friend or relative take you to the nearest emergency room now. You can call 911 for transport if needed. If you are playing with the idea of suicide with no current plan or intent, then please see a psychiatrist and/ or a psychologist to get assistance. Let your family physician know as well. ...Read more
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