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Is Lexapro More Effective Against Depression If I Take It In The Morning
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
I have been prescribed 50mg of Sertraline..I hold down a very important job so is it best to take it first thing in the morning or late evening?
Time Will Tell: Sounds like either you've not started the medication or if so, have only had a couple of doses. It also sounds as if you're worried about potential side effects. Why not ask your doctor his/her opinion since they prescribed it to you? But if the prescription wasn't specific as to AM/PM then, it remains your choice & you could legitimately go either way & should expect to be good. Time will tell. ...Read more
Is it ok to take seroquel xr, Zoloft (sertraline) and liver tone plus tablet at night so you would not get that hangover filling in the morning.
Hangover?: If having a hangover feeling after taking your prescribed medications at night, your dose may need adjusting -- especially the seroquel (quetiapine). I suggest discussing what you're experiencing with your doctor, since s/he may be able to help you solve the problem without additional supplements. Livatone plus has milk thistle in it -- and studies of interactions w/medications are equivocal. ...Read more
Is it safe to take more than 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram)? I've heard and read this is the highest dose but my doctor says you can take up to 40mg.
The mfg says 20: Trusting your doctor can be beneficial - but that's most true when they are right. In this case it is clearly risky. You could be fine, but if you're not - who'll pay the price? Many say it makes them feel way too groggy and dull - even dangerously so. It would make w/drawal harder too. Especially if it's a GP, I'd try for a 2nd live opinion w/ a specialist. ...Read more
If i stoped taking ssri for more than 2 months, is it inormal to experience the side effects like as you take it for first time? Like the depression.
See below: Most definitely. Let your doctor know what has happened. ...Read more
I take irbesatan 150 mg in evening. Is it better to take this drug on the morning or the evening? My BP is higher in the morning.
Ok with either times: BP is usually high in A.M. U may take the drug at either times. If BP contue to be high u may add 12.5 mgm of hztc .Please check with u r md. ...Read more
DEPENDS.: Depends on whether it makes you sleepy or not. Lower doses may be more energizing and higher doses more sedating. ...Read more
Feeling that a deppressive episode is hitting in I take effxor 150mg. is it okay to take remeron (mirtazapine) too.I am so scared of the mood that I feel comimg in.
Can't just pop pill: Antidepressant medication doesn't take effect immediately. It can be a couple of weeks before you feel the main effect of this medicine. You want to try to develop techniques that you deal with situations and alterations in your mood when they suddenly occur. Therapy can be helpful as well as adjustments of your medication. Talk this over with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been taking 20mg of cipralex (anxiety) -12 weeks-am not feeling all the way better. dr suggesting increase In dose. Is it safe to take more than 20mg?
Anxiety Medications: I understand your discomfort. It is likely that Cipralex may have contributed to your Anxiety, or New Stressors in life are causing Anxiety. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, and Medications side effects. Discuss with Psychiatrist Therapy and Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) for Anxiety which have with less side effects. ...Read more
I always experience sneezing any time of the day. And i always take diphenhydramine for that. Is it safe? It seems to be effective
Is it safe to take 7.5mg mirtazapine while pregnant? This is the only medication that helps my anxiety.
Remeron (mirtazapine): Under close supervision by your prescribing doctor and your aob/gyn. ...Read more
I tend to get a lot of side effects from tablets. Which is the best tablet to take just for anxiety but has no anti-depressant in it, with the lowest side effects?
I wanna switch to taking strattera (atomoxetine) in the morning cause icant sleep at night when itake it should I skip a dose than take it the next day in the a.M.
Slow change to am: The best way to change is to make the time that you take the medicine a little earlier each day. For example you can start by taking it at 8pm instead of bedtime for 2 days then 4pm for 2 days, then noon for 2 days then 8am etc until the desired time is reached. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to stop antidepressant medication in case of chronic depression if i usde to take it for 3 years, and how to?
Seek treatment: Talk to your doctor! depression tx incl. Meds, psychotherapy (interpersonal & cognitive-behavioral), ect, & inpatient tx. Helpful are exercise, sleep hygiene, mindfulness, social support, spiritual connections, meaningful life purpose. If stopping meds is really important, develop a plan with your doc to step down, incl ways to know if you need to go back on meds (checklists, family sugg go back). ...Read more
I know it differs. In general, what is the usual timeframe it takes to see the benefits of trazadone .25 mg when used nightly for insomnia/anxiety?
Which SSRI is best to treat Anxiety/OCD in children.I heard Prozac (fluoxetine) can increase it at first. Is it best choice for anxoius but not depressed but kids?
No SSRI is "best": Medication choices for children are limited. Prozac (fluoxetine) is one that has been approved for Pediatric use and can be effective for both anxiety and depression. A Child Psychiatrist is best equipped to evaluate and decide on the medication needed.The risks of certain dangerous side effects are greater in children and young adults. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the shortest amount of time for Chlorpromazine to take effect for psychosis? I read it can take *up to* 2-3 weeks, but could it take as little as 4-7 days?
Thorazine: Chlropromazine (Thorazine) is an older type CNS dopamine blocker with many dangerous SE. Sure you may have some noticeable improvement in 7 to 10 days, however the full therapeutic effect can take up to 8 wks. if you can tolerate the SE. You need to be seen at minimum every 2 weeks for SE eval and dose adjust. Therapeutic dose for "psychosis" = 800mg up to 1 or 2 grams depends on pt response ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best time or recommeded time to take lexapro (escitalopram)? Morning or night. I take it in the morning and am tired and have some anxiety.
Take in the evening: and see how you are doing. Also check with your prescribing doctor because you may need smaller dose that what you are taking now. ...Read more
Either: Does not truly matter so long as it is about same time each day. ...Read more
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