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Can I take a.C.E. Diet pills with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I take a.C.E. Diet pills with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Impossible to say: Ace diet pills contain raspberry ketones, garcinia cambodia, saffron, green coffee bean extract, l carnitine, and konjak root extract. I have a bottle of raspberry ketones. The bottle has so many medical warnings against it on the back including mood disorders, that it is hard to tell whether the company that makes it is simply trying to cover itself from potential lawsuits or whether there's actually been research done on these issues. All I can tell you is that there is no information that I can find about this and that I doubt that these medications have been subjected to any type of drug interactions studies. Therefore, I cannot recommend that youtake this combined supplementin the absence of adequate research. Best wishes. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Neuro is adding Lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on Cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. These 2 meds safe 2 take together?

Neuro is adding Lexapro 2 my meds, hope u can c my med list now! & on Cymbalta (duloxetine) but then quit Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 2wks. These 2 meds safe 2 take together?

Dose duration matter: Cross-tapering antidepressants is often done to prevent negative side effects from coming off a medicine. Even a medicine that isn't working well enough is often doing 'something' and patients may miss it when it's gone. Although Cymbalta (duloxetine) interacts with A LOT of drugs, Lexapro doesn't. Over a short period (2 weeks), at reasonable doses, there shouldn't be problem. ...Read more

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Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) too much?

Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) too much?

We are all different: Dosages vary by height, weight, and how your body metabolizes the drug, so to answer your question, could be a yes or a no depending. Working with your doctors regarding effectiveness, side-effects, and your goals for treatment may help determine a more optimized dose. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) versus l-theanin, which works?

Lexapro (escitalopram) versus l-theanin, which works?

For what purpose?: Each is a chemical substance and can help different individuals, some the same individual. Discuss this with your doctor to assess the best treatment trial for you! ...Read more

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What is lexapro (escitalopram)? Why is it commonly prescribed?

SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor" (SSRI) commonly used to treat depression and chronic anxiety. Similar medicines include Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, and Paxil (paroxetine). They all work similarly but differ a little in their usual side-effects. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

See below: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, GI problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, decreased appetite, and disrupted sleep. Many symptoms subside after 2 to 3 weeks. Stay on the medication for a couple of months to give it a chance to work. Often people quit too soon! ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bleeding?

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bleeding?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Very rare side-effect is GI bleeding from decrease platelet count. Caution if use with Aspirin or Anticoagulants. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Rare, but yes: 0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia. Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery. ...Read more

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Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) and Lexapro?

You can but: Nexium (esomeprazole) can increase the levels of lexapro in the body. Just make sure your prescribing physician knows that you are taking Nexium (esomeprazole) in addition to the Lexapro, so that this can be monitored. ...Read more

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Are alegra or Lexapro (escitalopram) effective?

Are alegra or Lexapro (escitalopram) effective?

DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: This is confusing. Allegra is an allergy medication and Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant medication. Yes they are both effective for what they are indicated for treating. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) give you a headache?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) give you a headache?

Yes, it can: Headache is one of the common side effects of escitalopram and occurs in 25% of patients who are taking it. It’s not a bad idea to report it to the person who prescribed it - as it has to do with how well you’re tolerating the medication. Know that the headache is expected to go away within a few weeks of starting the medicine or increasing the dose. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

The same way: You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram). Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) though it can cause weight gain, is not a huge offender in this category. ...Read more

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What amount Lexapro (escitalopram) can kill you?

What amount Lexapro (escitalopram) can kill you?

Call your doctor!: Please call your psychiatrist (or the primary care doctor) who prescribed you this medicine asap, and ask him or her this question. Also you can call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. They will be happy to assist you. If you feel suicidal you can also go to your local emergency room. ...Read more

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Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

Yes: Yes you can under the supervision of your physician. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant which also helps with anxiety/panic attacks in the long run when you remain adherent to your medications. Ativan is used only as a rescue medication only to be taken as needed for times when you have breakthrough anxiety. With regular Lexapro (escitalopram) use, your anxiety or panic attacks should decrease in frequency. ...Read more

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Could 125 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) kill you?

Although that: Would not be considered a lethal overdose of Lexapro (escitalopram) - it is concerning that you ask. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more