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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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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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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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Stopped Cymbalta 30 mg 4 days ago went right on Lexapro...feel fine...when will withdrawals hit?

You might have won!: Some people, sometimes hit it lucky and don't suffer withdrawal or have only the mildest effects. It's as inpredictable as most other things about these medications. Feel optimistic and still be aware of yourself. I hope you continue to transition easily and that Lexapro does what you want and that you get off it as soon as possible easily too. CBT therapy helps smooth the way! ...Read more

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Can you take 30 mg of non drowsy sudafed with Lexapro and probiotic?

Can you take 30 mg of non drowsy sudafed  with Lexapro and probiotic?

Apparently: Sudafed preparations that are combined with cough suppressants, anti-inflammatories and anti-histamines can interact with Lexapro but plain sudafed is not known to have an interaction. Probiotics don't have any interactions. Sudafed can worsen anxiety; consider natural alternatives like homeopathy (hyland's sinus or boiron sinusalia) ; neti pots- see http://bit.Ly/1g4bywf for more information. ...Read more

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