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Is 30 Mg Of Lexapro A Very Large Dose
Lexapro: Lexapro is dosed as 10-20 mg. Daily, and can be lowered to 5mg. In kids or elderly. Few exceptions exist if it is determined by your doctor that response is only partial after sufficient time and no side effects, where higher dose is tried, usually up to 30mg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is 20mg of lexapro a huge dose? I'm a pretty big guy, 6'2 185lbs. I've been on it for a few weeks, but worried will be hard to get off down the line.
Lexapro: Lexapro is used to treat Depression and Anxiety. Let the wise Man within you ask: •Reasons for starting Lexapro-Anxiety or Depression •Severity of symptoms and Impairment of functioning when it was started •Stresses in life •Use of Alcohol or Drugs •Need for Therapy •Discussion with Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Lexapro benefits, side effects, concerns; Ativan or Xanax if you have Anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with benign PVCs, stress echo negative. Took my first dose of Lexapro 10 mg today and note a big increase in PVCs today. Related?
Maybe: Usually Lexapro is NOT the first medicine that comes to mind that increases PVCs and it could be very good to control anxiety that worsens PVCs. Give it a longer try. Having said that, we learned long ago that ANY medication may cause ANY side effect. Discuss it with the doctor that prescribed it. ...Read more
I am on a 30 mg dose of Paxil but out of my script and not feeling well. can I take Lexapro in the meantime and if so what dose?
Paxil: Get back on your Paxil ASAP. This is now a very inexpensive medication that you should easily be able to afford. You can't be switching back and forth amongst different antidepressants. Call the doctor on call and get at least 1 or 2 Paxil until you can be seen. There are all night pharmacies. ...Read more
Instead of suppressing my appetite the 36 mg dose of concerta increases it. I have gained 30 lbs. Is this normal? I take Lexapro as well
Lexapro: Yes. Of course. But the pill lasts more than 24 hours once one is on the medication for awhile. The daily dosing is to keep the blood level steady once it achieves a therapeutic level. ...Read more
Took 1st dose Lexapro 2.5 mg this morning. 1.5 hrs later got very hot, groggy and spacey. Normal? Should i take at night instead of am?
Lexapro side effects: Hi this sounds very normal. These symptoms should resolve with a few more doses. If the symptoms worsen or become intolerable you can try taking this at night or discussing with your provider to see if another medication would be best. ...Read more
Is it normal after lowering your dose of lexapro from 10 to 5 mg to have more anxiety while your body adjusts to the new dose? Having waves of anxiety
Lowering dose: of Lexapro, which is an antidepressant that also is used to treat anxiety, could cause your anxiety to worsen since you're treating your anxiety less now. Did you lower the Lexapro because of side effects? If so, maybe you need another medicine. Do you have a psychologist. if not, there are psychologists on HealthTap who would be happy to talk to you. Be well. ...Read more
I am weaning off of Lexapro , I have been on half my usual dose fir a week now, which is 20 mg but i've noticed that my mood has been very foul last 2?
On Lexapro 10 since 12/30 for severe depres and anxiety not working & no orgasm. Should i increase dose or add new med. What med can u suggest 4 both.
Doctor needed: I am sorry but you cannot possibly expect mental health treatment via the internet. You do not want this important advice to come from a stranger. Your physician is the one to answer this question in consultation with you. ...Read more
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