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Is 30 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a very large dose?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is 30 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a very large dose?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) 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 more

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Is 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram) 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.

Is 20mg of lexapro (escitalopram) 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.

No, it is: Not a very large dose, but it is the max dose for daily dose. It is still a very common dose used for patient. Therefore, you should be fine. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with benign PVCs, stress echo negative. Took my first dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg today and note a big increase in PVCs today. Related?

I was diagnosed with benign PVCs, stress echo negative. Took my first dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg today and note a big increase in PVCs today. Related?

Maybe: Usually Lexapro (escitalopram) 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

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Dr Is 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) a strong dose for G A D Thanks?

Yes it is: Lexapro (escitalopram) can be effective from 5mg to 30mg. Some take even more but I have not found that to be effective. Many need 20mg, which is a strong and effective dose. ...Read more

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Is 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) the best and lowest starting dose?

I sometimes use: 5 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for patients who have had significant side effects with previous ssri's or who specific health issues. 10mg is the normal starting dose. Dosing comes in 5, 10, 20 mg tablets plus liquid. ...Read more

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I am on a 30 mg dose of Paxil (paroxetine) but out of my script and not feeling well. Can I take Lexapro in the meantime and if so what dose?

I am on a 30 mg dose of Paxil (paroxetine) but out of my script and not feeling well. Can I take Lexapro in the meantime and if so what dose?

Paxil (paroxetine): Get back on your Paxil (paroxetine) 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 (paroxetine) until you can be seen. There are all night pharmacies. ...Read more

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How do you know if your Lexapro (escitalopram) dose needs to be increased?

How do you know if your Lexapro (escitalopram) dose needs to be increased?

Lexapro (escitalopram): If you are tolerating the current dose without having side-effects, have been on the current dose for over 4 weeks, but still having symptoms of depression or anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it ok to split Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg in two and take it as a morning and an evenig dose?

Lexapro (escitalopram): 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

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I have G A D. I was on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram).My Dr increased to 20mg. Any big difference in the increase. Thanks?

I have G A D. I was on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram).My Dr increased to 20mg. Any big difference in the increase. Thanks?

Depends. ..: This is definitely a very commonly used dose of Lexapro (escitalopram). .. Increasing the dose might benefit you by decreasing any residual symptoms you might be having. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dr increased my lexapro from 10 to 20mg, is it possible to experience side effects again until my body adjusts to higher dose?

Yes: Any time the Lexapro is increased your body has to get used to the new dosage again. Biggest side effects from a dose change are stomach upset (nausea, diarrhea typically), dizziness, headaches. It should improve in 3-5 days. If it doesn't, see your doctor because you just may not tolerate that dose. ...Read more

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Took 5mg lexapro (escitalopram) for 3 weeks, Dr upped dose to 10mg a week ago. Should I wait 4-6 weeks on the 10mg to see results or is it 4-6 wks altogether?

Ask the Dr: But you can also ask yourself. If at 6 wks you are not liking what you see, going longer only increases the length of time to taper off. If you are pretty pleased but hope for more, you might wait another week or so - but not if you're not happy. Discuss this sort of thing w/ Dr and in therapy. Best! ...Read more

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I'm taking 5mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for one week. I will increase my dose to 10mg after that. How long does it take for Lexapro (escitalopram) to take full effect?

4-6 weks: Usually it takes about 4-6 wks for antidepressant to exert full effect. Some may few imptovement in about 2 wks but often takes longer to maximally benefit from it. By 4-6 wks if u don't feel any improvement, talk to your doc for possible add of med and/or change of therapy. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a good med, but does not work for everyone. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Could too high a dose of lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D cause Headaches. Thanks?

Could too high a dose of lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D cause Headaches. Thanks?

Side effect lexapro (escitalopram): One of the side effects of SSRI like Lexapro (escitalopram) is headache, however w/ GAD migraines are also common. Talk to ur MD about evaluation headache or trying another medication ...Read more

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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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Does lexapro (escitalopram) increase the likelihood of long QT at a 5mg dose?

Lexapro (escitalopram) was found: To be associated with QT prolongation at higher doses. Although it is unlikely to be an issue at 5mg it seems unwise to take a chance if you have other QT issues in your family or history. There are other antidepressants that could be used that do not have associated QT interval prolongation issues. Ask your health care provider to evaluate your risks and choose a different agent. ...Read more

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When my dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) was too high, I got arrogant. Is that a normal side effect?

When my dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) was too high, I got arrogant. Is that a normal side effect?

I may have been: Related to being more agitated, which often takes the form of intolerance. That's just a guess, but I've seen this more than once. The antidote is to visit your prescribing MD and put the question to him/her. No, usually this is not a common side effect. For a list of SSRI/SSNRI side effects, go to the NIMH website, or even Psychology Today. Wikipedia isn't actually too bad (but consider. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die if you consume large quantity of seraquol and lexapro (escitalopram) with alcohol?

Is it possible to die if you consume large quantity of seraquol and lexapro (escitalopram) with alcohol?

Yes: It's unclear what you mean by "large quantity, " and unclear how much alcohol you mean. But larger than prescribed amounts combined with any alcohol would involve risk. And the risk of death is not at all remote: they synergize to suppress breathing and blood pressure. You've described a lethal cocktail. ...Read more

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Is 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) the best lowest start dose or is it better to start with 5mg to experience less side effects?

SIDE EFFECTS: You could start with 5 mg but 10 is recommended. Don't look up all the side effects - you most probably won't get the most terrible ones, and the mild ones aren't much. If you do find a new development ask your dr about it. You may have to increase dosage until you feel better. Be a bit more trusting. ...Read more