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Lexapro (Definition)

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


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I was on 20mg of Lexapro and 30 mg remeron.Dr reduced to 10mg Lex and incr Rem to 45.Did I need to wean from 20mg Lex to 10.I suffer from G A D Thanks?

I was on 20mg of Lexapro and 30 mg remeron.Dr reduced to 10mg Lex and incr Rem to 45.Did I need to wean from 20mg Lex to 10.I suffer from G A D Thanks?

Talk to your doctor : This is not an unusual change to make. Talk to your doctor about any symptoms you may be experiencing. Remeron can be sedating and sometimes this side effect is used to the patient's advantage. A decrease in dose of Lexapro is usually well tolerated and does not require a slow wean. ...Read more

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My Dr put me on 10mg elavil a tricylic antidepressants.I am Lexapro 20mg and remeron 30.mg. I suffer from G A D.Are these o k together. Thanks?

My Dr put me on 10mg elavil a tricylic antidepressants.I am Lexapro 20mg and remeron 30.mg. I suffer from G A D.Are these o k together. Thanks?

Not recommended...: The Mirtazapine (Remeron) is fine. Elavil (amitriptyline) oral and Lexapro or escitalopram oral both increase affecting serotonin levels in the blood. Too much serotonin is a potentially life-threatening situation. Severe signs and symptoms include high blood pressure and increased heart rate that lead to shock. ...Read more

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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 more

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I use to be on 30 mg of lexapro, went down to 10 mg, but going back up again to 20 mg is harsher even when i slowly increase it by half dosages. What gives and what can I do to make it easier?

I use to be on 30 mg of lexapro, went down to 10 mg, but going back up again to 20 mg is harsher even when i slowly increase it by half dosages.  What gives and what can I do to make it easier?

Depends: That depends on what the side effects are. If you have GI upset- consider taking probiotics or take it with food. If you have insomnia - then take it in am. If you are experiencing medication related anxiety - then consider adding in deep breathing exercized. Please let your doctor know. Blood levels may be higher the second time around. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

Weight gain: There may be another reason for weight gain other than concerta. Lexapro may contribute to it, but depression can do the same. I'd look for another reason for it. ...Read more

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Can you take Prilosec 40 mg in the morning wait 30 minutes eat something and take Lexapro 10 mg ?

Not necessary: Why do you need to wait? Are you taking Prilosec due to GI upset from lexapro? Lexapro may increase the motility of your gut and or give you a feeling of nausea but should not increase the acid in your stomach. If it is nausea from Lexapro and it hasn't improved after a few weeks, you may wish to visit with your doctor to look at alternative options. ...Read more

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Is it possible for effects of 20 mg Lexapro to start after a month? 25 days in and nothing. Or it's weak. Maybe efx kick in after 30 days? For anxiety

Is it possible for effects of 20 mg Lexapro to start after a month? 25 days in and nothing. Or it's weak. Maybe efx kick in after 30 days? For anxiety

Anxiety Management: I understand your distress. Lexapro20 mg/day is adequate dose for treatment of Anxiety. Lack of response seems to indicate overwhelming stresses in your life causing Anxiety. Let Wise Man within you Reflect: • Believe and Speak with your Entire Being-BREATH IS LIFE • Yoga • Music Relaxation • To see Psychiatrist for Therapy for coping skills; and discuss Medication benefits and side effects ...Read more