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Lexapro 30 Mg
I was on 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 30 mg remeron.Dr increased remeron to 45mg. can i go off lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning off.
Lexapro (escitalopram): Not recommended. Gradual tapering works best. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
I was on 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) 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 (escitalopram) is usually well tolerated and does not require a slow wean. ...Read more
I am on 15mg lexapro (escitalopram) and 30 mg zispin for G A D.I want to get off LexHow do I do it as It has left me with no sex drive and feelings numb.Thanks?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I use to be on 30 mg of lexapro, (escitalopram) 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
All drugs have side: effects and nothing is "safe" not even herbals. If I told you that there is a drug out there that can cause you to go into cardiac arrthymias and give you a heart attack, then you may not want to take it. If you drink coffee, then you are taking said drug. Anyways, the answer always is risk versus benefits. ...Read more
For a year I've been on 15 mg of lexapro and want to come off. I forgot to take it yesterday and felt fine. Can I continue not taking it? Thanks
I would recommend-: Going every other day for two weeks before stopping cold! ...Read more
Can I stop taking lexapro after 1 day of taking 10 mg? I started yesterday but I don't want to continue should I slowly stop or can I completely stop?
I've been taking lexapro for 6 weeks. First week 5mg. Then week 2 to current 10mg. I am going to stop taking it /would like a second opinion on how to?
Consult with PCP: I am not certain as to why you are stopping and your physician should be notified: I suggest 10mg day 1, 5mg day 2-3, and 5 mg every other day for 2 days, then stop. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
As safe as most: Lexapro, (escitalopram) an antidepressant & anti-anxiety medication, makes more serotonin available in the brain. Side effects (se's) include GI problems, appetite changes, dizziness, headaches, sexual problems & sleep problems. Most se's are short-term & tolerable, esp. If anticipated. More serious se's are allergic reactions, cardiac changes & odd behaviors. Take it long enough to give it a chance to work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers