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Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


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What will happen if I took 3 tablets of Lexapro (escitalopram) at 10mg ea?

What will happen if I took 3 tablets of Lexapro (escitalopram) at 10mg ea?

Maybe, maybe nothing: Some people use a daily dose of 30mg/ day and so it is not abnormally high dose. You may experience some nausea/jitteriness, headaches, somnolence, irritabilty, cramping/diarrhea etc...Or you may not have any at all. If it is recommended by your doc to do so, follow your doc advice. I would not do it if u were not advised such. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you take acai berry tablets while on 10mg of lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Can you take acai berry tablets while on 10mg of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Acai Berry: Should be ok. Let your doctor know you are taking them. ...Read more

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How do I gradually taper off 10 mg daily Lexapro (escitalopram)? I have been on it for about 7 months and have a 1 month prescription (30 10 mg tablets) left.

How do I gradually taper off 10 mg daily Lexapro (escitalopram)? I have been on it for about 7 months and have a 1 month prescription (30 10 mg tablets) left.

Lexapro (escitalopram) taper: One option is to taper by 2.5mg. Every 4-7 days until you are down to 2.5mg. Daily, then take 2.5mg. Every other day until you run out. A better option isto discuss with your prescribing doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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Can I smoke weed while taking hydrOXYzine HCl 25mg tablet (ATARAX) and escitalopram 10mg tablet (LEXAPRO)?

Can I smoke weed while taking hydrOXYzine HCl 25mg tablet (ATARAX) and escitalopram 10mg tablet (LEXAPRO)?

Likely: However if weed causes you to become drowsy, this combination may make you even more so. Make sure you don't operate any machinery until you know how this affects your alertness. ...Read more

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I am on 8mg valium, 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 1 sleeping tablet daily. I started Lexapro (escitalopram) 11 weeks ago. For the last 2 weeks I am irritable and short tempered.

Incomplete response.: Depression is frozen anger and I believe that you are getting better. I believe that you need an increase of your Lexapro (escitalopram) because you are still depressed. You should also be seeing a therapist to help you cope with depression. ...Read more

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I am on antidepressants remeron and lexapro, (escitalopram) diazepam and a sleeping tablet. Is it o k to take magnesium 200mg daily. Thanks?

Magnesium's OK: The Remeron and Lexapro (escitalopram) are risky in combo and you might ask your doctor to watch that closely and it is always important to remind them of all medications/supplements you take or plan to take. You are wise to think about this issue so talk to the Doc or a pharmacist for details. Best! ...Read more

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Can a pill go down the wrong pipe I took a lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg last night around 1030 I think it went down wrong pipe not sure?

Can a pill go down the wrong pipe I took a lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg last night around 1030 I think it went down wrong pipe not sure?

Should be ok by now.: If it went down the wrong pipe - meaning it went into your trachea - you would have been coughing quite a bit!!!! . Whereever it went it would be dissolved by now. ...Read more

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I'm currently on 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) but if now seems ineffective. Can I increase to 25mg safely (break a pill) to see if that will work better?

I'm currently on 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) but if now seems ineffective. Can I increase to 25mg safely (break a pill) to see if that will work better?

Lexapro (escitalopram) dose: Assume you are taking Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety and/or depression. While it is reasonable to increase dose to 25 mg, always discuss dosage change first with prescribing doctor, who knows your symptoms and medical history best. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to cut my Lexapro (escitalopram) in half and take half a pill a day?

Is it safe to cut my Lexapro (escitalopram) in half and take half a pill a day?

See your doc.: You should consult with your medical provider before you make any changes to your meds. It's not dangerous to cut your dose; however, if you cut your dose too low or stop suddenly, you could go through withdrawal including fatigue, nausea, insomnia, headaches, tremors, flu-like symptoms and increased anxiety. ...Read more

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I took lexapro (escitalopram) for two days, the last pill was last Monday night. I am still not feeling right, my head is cloudy and a little anxious.

I took lexapro (escitalopram) for two days, the last pill was last Monday night. I am still not feeling right, my head is cloudy and a little anxious.

Anxiety, Depression: I understand your distress about “my head is cloudy”

Lexapro (escitalopram) is for treatment of anxiety and depression; it can cause anxiety and confusion.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Lexapro (escitalopram) benefits and side effects, dose needed, monitoring, discuss medications for Anxiety-Ativan and Xanax;, medications for depression-Wellbutrin, Effexor; and Therapy for stress in your life.
Do Relaxation, Meditation ...Read more

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What is the lowest dose of lexapro (escitalopram) administered and if a pill is more milligrams than the patient should take can she break it into smaller pieces?

What is the lowest dose of lexapro (escitalopram) administered and if a pill is more milligrams than the patient should take can she break it into smaller pieces?

Lexapro (escitalopram) dosage: Doses can start as low as 2.5 mg in children and increase as tolerated. Adult dose range usually is 10-20 mg. Yes, you can break pills to get different doses. Check with prescribing doctor. If you are known to be sensitive to medications, tell details to your doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have been on 15 mugs of Lexapro (escitalopram) for 3 months and have gained 3 lbs and it is all in my middle. I am borderline type 2 diabetec.

Weight gain: If you're borderline type 2 diabetic, Lexapro (escitalopram) may not be the main thing affecting your weight. You know that weight gain will make your Insulin resistance worse, so I hope you'll consider regular exercise along with eliminating processed foods. Eating more veggies, fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats will help. Http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/. ...Read more

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How many pills of Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg can someone miss without feeling withdrawal symptoms? Also, what type of symptoms can be felt?

Varies: 10 mg of escitalopram, if stopped suddenly, may be too low a dose for there to be symptoms of discontinuation (although depressive symptoms, and anxiety symtoms may emerge, if they were being managed by the escitalopram.) However, some people may experience some mild discontinuation symptoms -- in which case it can happen in just one missed dose, but it can require up to three or four missed dose. ...Read more

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On 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for 17 days, had horrible side effects. Now taking 1 pill every other day to wean off. Can I just stop now. Feel so sick taking even 1?

IF MAKING SICK STOP: 5 mgm is a small dose and you took it for only 17 days and apparently can not tolerate it even if taking every other day now
I will advice discuss with your doctor if you can stop it
In my opinion it can be stopped. It only needs to be tapered if you have been taking for weeks and months
Discuss with your doctor if you can stop as it is making you sick ...Read more

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Can lexapro/celexa cause anisocoria? Since I started on this type of med my right pupil has been bigger than my left but still responds to light

Can lexapro/celexa cause anisocoria? Since I started on this type of med my right pupil has been bigger than my left but still responds to light

These medicines...: ...may cause effects on pupillary reaction and sweating, among others. Why would they affect one pupil more than the other? Many people have benign differences in pupil size and physiology, it may be the medicine is exacerbating this difference here. ...Read more

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I am suffering from predominent obsession type ocd, I am on 30mg escitalopram and I showed 40% improvement, what is the highest safe dose of lexapro?

I am suffering from predominent obsession type ocd, I am on 30mg escitalopram and I showed 40% improvement, what is the highest safe dose of lexapro?

Drug level: Most studies do not evaluate beyond 20mg daily. Dosing can be guided by drug level or pharmacogenomic testing since the enzymes that break down the drug can vary. This means 20mg a day for one person might give them the same level as 10mg a day for another person.

For further info, see the following:

https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20350136 ...Read more

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I'm diabetic type 2 and since I started Lexapro (escitalopram) 2 days ago my sugar has been really low which mine is always on the high side. Is Lexapro (escitalopram) to blame?

Possible, but rare.: On dec, 5, 2013: 33, 958 people reported to have side effects when taking lexapro (escitalopram). Among them, 228 people (0.67%) have hypoglycemia. That is 0.67% of all people who have reported side effects to the fda of to social media. That is not 0.67% of all people who take lexapro (escitalopram), the numbers of which must be in the millions by now. Www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/lexapro (escitalopram)/hypoglycemia
best wishes and happy new year! ...Read more

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Y wld my dr pt me on psych meds 4 a narcolepsy type spells tht HS NT been diagnosed yet still having test bt on wellbutrin (bupropion) Lexapro lemictal seriquel?

Y wld my dr pt me on psych meds 4 a narcolepsy type spells tht HS NT been diagnosed yet still having test bt on wellbutrin (bupropion) Lexapro lemictal seriquel?

All dx's??: T/c ask for a complete diagnostic review & explain why on each medication. Also, if going to see a sleep specialist do you need to go off some or all of your current medications at least 48 hours before any studies, e.g. Sleep study. Have yu had neuropsychological testing? Has the green mucus been w/u& blood work & levels of Lamictal been checked? Too many unknowns&lack of data& space better answ. ...Read more

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1 yr ago had a bad anxiety type reaction to lexapro, (escitalopram) doc tried remeron not after 6 months for anxiety. What else can I try, I'm nervous now about ssri?

1 yr ago had a bad anxiety type reaction to lexapro, (escitalopram) doc tried remeron not after 6 months for anxiety. What else can I try, I'm nervous now about ssri?

One very gentle: Angiolytic you could discuss with your physician / psychiatrist is buspar (buspirone). Glad that you are involved in behavior therapy. Here some additional things you can do to keep your life in order. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Take care. ...Read more

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Will any of my prescription medications interfere with my birth cont. Pill? I take lexapro, (escitalopram) amytriptiline, ativan and Prilosec daily at night.

Pharmacist knows: Since you didn't specify which one you're on then, it will be necessary for you to either Google that question on a website that does medication interactions or just call your pharmacist and tell them which OCP you're on. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) one day (10mg)didnt like it and havnt took it since. Noticed occasional hand twitches since then. Did one Lexapro (escitalopram) pill mess me up? Or just anxiety

Lexapro (escitalopram) one day (10mg)didnt like it and havnt took it since. Noticed occasional hand twitches since then. Did one Lexapro (escitalopram) pill mess me up? Or just anxiety

"Just" anxiety?: You say that as if it's not a problem. It is. And it's a better suspect for the symptom too. Find a good CBT therapist to teach skills for handling your anxiety and the depression too. If they think Rx will help, they'll refer and you can try a different one - but the Tx may be the best help. Meds can mess you up - but not just one. Don't worry - it's true. ...Read more

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I recently had difficulty swallowing a Lexapro (escitalopram) pill. It then dissolved in my throat. Should I be worried?

I recently had difficulty swallowing a Lexapro (escitalopram) pill. It then dissolved in my throat. Should I be worried?

Any symptoms?: How recent? Any other symptoms-can't swallow, difficult breathing, wheezing? If so, call md now. If not, probably not a major issue. Call md. Always swallow meds sitting up, with lots of water. ...Read more

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I take Lexapro, Mirapex, Birth Control Pill, Vitamin D3 and B12 daily. Am I OK to take a daily probiotic without any negative interactions?

I take Lexapro, Mirapex, Birth Control Pill, Vitamin D3 and B12 daily. Am I OK to take a daily probiotic without any negative interactions?

Okay but useless: You may take a probiotic but do not expect it to make any difference other than the money you will lose.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more