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If I Start Taking Lexapro Do I Need To Take It For The Rest Of My Life
Not necessarily: It depends on you..If this is the first time using medication for anxiety/depression and you do well on it, you maybe able to wean off in 6-12 months, but if you have severe/recurrent depression, the treatment duration is longer, some may need life-time treatment after having multiple severe episodes etc... Consult/followup with doc regularly for monitoring... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also called escitalopram, it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for treatment of depression, anxiety disorders. It is the isomer of citalopram (celexa), originally introduced as a refined form of Celexa with fewer adverse effects. Daily doses range from 10 mg. To 40 mg. , average 20mg. Main side-effects involve ...Read more
I am 10mg of diazepam 15 mg of Lexapro and 15mg remeron and 7.5 zimovane.I take 5mg diazepam in the morning and the rest at night.feel tired and grogg?
Taking 10 mg Lexapro in the morning, horrible nausea for the first 4-5 hrs but the also intermittent boust the rest of the day. Xanax helps. Normal?
Normal, no: Most patients starting on a low dose of Lexapro don't experience much in the way of side effects, but I have had a few patients who have indeed had a terrible set of side effects on low dose lexapro. Please call for a follow up appointment with your clinician to discuss this, and whether another medication would be indicated, or some other change in your treatment. ...Read more
Is a low resting heart rate in an overweight person cause for concern? 55 right now laying down. 60lbs over weight. Taking lexapro 20 mg
Is a resting heart rate of 58 bpm okay? I'm taking Lexapro 5mg and have taken it for a week now. I don't feel any bradycardia symptoms.
A bit low: But f you have no other symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness or feeling faint - don't worry. tThhe low end of normal range is 60 - so you could be off just be a bit of a counting error. Talk to your doctor if you wish to be sure for your peace of mind. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On 10mg of lexapro1 in the morning, use clonazepam .5 mg in the morning and .25 mg 3x the rest of the day-still having anxiety would 15mg Lexapro help?
I'm on 10mg of Lexapro a day and I can not sleep to save my life. I'm so tired I can't stand it. Is it safe for me to take 2 Advil pm?
No interaction: It would be unlikely for these medications to interact with one another if taken in recommended doses. Since some people find that the diphenhydramine makes them feel groggy in the morning, melatonin may be another option to consider as a sleep aid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 10mg Lexapro going up to 15mg I have been taking the 10mg at 3 am i want to start taking it at 10pm do I need to skip a dose to do this?
No need to skip: One of the most important aspects of any medication is how to go about taking it. One 10mg (or 15 or 20mg) tablet once a day. In your case you can take one day 3:00pm 10mg and next day 15mg at 10 pm. For more information talk to your prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm EXTREMELY nervous to start taking lexapro.. everyone keeps yelling at me to take it because I'm going insane. Everything little thing scares me.
Lexapro: Also called escitalopram, it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for treatment of depression, anxiety disorders. It is the isomer of citalopram (celexa), originally introduced as a refined form of Celexa with fewer adverse effects. Daily doses range from 10 mg. To 40 mg. , average 20mg. Main side-effects involve headaches & upset stomach temporarily. Start with lowest dose 5mg. ...Read more
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