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Lexapro 5mg Or 10mg
Caution: While the 10 mg dose of Elavil is low, combining with Lexapro (escitalopram) increases the risk for serotonin syndrome and irregular heart rhythm. Also you are taking two antidepressants. If Lexapro (escitalopram) is not working, discuss with prescribing doctor to consider trying Elavil alone or another class of antidepressant. Be sure you have careful medical supervision while on these meds. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Would weaning lexapro from 15mg to 5mg and starting 2 by 50mg lyrica (pregabalin) daily cause withdrawls from lexapro. Thanks?
Not necessarily: You're taking diazepam 8 mg/d, Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg/d and methotrexate (?dose). In general, best to make one med dosage change at a time. That said, discuss med changes with your doctor and be clear what you may expect. Your doctor has your medical/psych history and may have good reason to make above changes. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would taking 10mg diazepam, 30mg remeron 10mg tyrptizol and 300mg lyrica (pregabalin) at night cause a hangover the following day. Thanks?
Am concerned: Is this being prescribed by one doctor? It may be dangerous polypharmacy. All of these drugs are sedating, and have many potential harmful interactions. They certainly could make someone feel hung-over, groggy and sedated in the morning. The dose of amitryptaline is pretty low, but the other drugs are in full dose and could be too much for you. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist. ...Read more
Could 20mg Lexapro, (escitalopram) 30mg Remeron and 10mg Diazepam be causing a nagging headache each day. Thanks?
Seems likely: Headache can have many causes. But your combination of antidepressants certainly is a plausible cause. Remeron enhances the release of serotonin while Lexapro (escitalopram) interferes with serotonin clearance. You possibly have quite a lot of extracellular serotonin. If that is the case, then headache and elevated blood pressure can follow. ...Read more
I take 100mg Lamictal (lamotrigine) and 10mg Prosac daily.If i'll take a small dosage 2,5 mg Levitra (vardenafil) this may cause any problem;?
Take 20mg of Celexa a day and 20mg Valium for panic disorder. Doctor added 15mg Remeron (mirtazapine). Can Remeron (mirtazapine) with Celexa cause Serotonin Syndrome?
Yes-watch carefully!: If you have any of these: confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - call provider ASAP and even consider ER. It can be life-threatening. Before starting, talk about it. Talk Tx can help! ...Read more
I take 20mg omeprazole and have started on 5mg to 10mg escitalopram. Leaflet says these may cause increased blood levels of escitalopram. Explanation?
Caution: Combining Tyrptizol with escitalopram can increase the risk of serotonin syndrome which may include irritability, confusion, hallucination and seizures. Also this combination increases the risk for irregular heart rhythm. Your doctor may be aware of the interaction and feel low dose combination is safe. Discuss side effects of taking these two meds with prescribing doc. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Just upped Lexapro (escitalopram) dose to 10mg, and started Hydroxyzine 50mg 3x a day for anxiety/sleep. Can these together cause heart problems? I'm worried with QT
Probably OK: The question is whether they interact metabolically or have additive side effects. Paroxetine (Paxil) inhibits enzyme 3A4, the metabolism (break down)path of clonazepam (Klonopin) WEAKLY, insignificant unless you have rare genetic limitation of 3A4. But each of these meds may cause drowsiness--be careful--test them before you try driving, and don't become sleep deprived. ...Read more
Is it ok to take 15mg of remeron with 15mg of Lexapro (escitalopram).I take Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D?
Yes, logical combos: The newer antidepressants are more specific, meaning target fewer receptors in brain. This make is logical to combine various meds to obtain desired effects. Lexapro (escitalopram) is specific selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Remeron has completely different mechanism that enhances Lexapro (escitalopram)'s serotonin effect while providing sedation for sleep and reducing nausea ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problem taking those two medications together. ...Read more
I take wellbutrin XL 300 Zoloft 25mg if I added Buspar (buspirone) at 10mg twice a day would that be ok? Or serotonin syndrome?
This is usually a: safe combination - but please only do this under medical supervision. Take care. ...Read more
Can i take 10 mg of celexa with 150 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for anxiety and minor depression?
Should changing 20mg of Paxil to 75mg (starting dose) of Effexor (venlafaxine) be an easy transition?
SSRI: Paxil is a Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a Serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. They do share many properties in regards to effects and side effects when changing. In this case, the transition should be rather easy. Keep in mind that you may experience a little dizziness, nausea, insomnia..but don't let this scare you. Just keep your doctor in the loop. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram): Or you can take 15mg. once.Get a more detailed answer ›