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Can taking excedrine migraine / Lexapro (escitalopram) on a regular basis cause infertility?

Can taking excedrine migraine / Lexapro (escitalopram) on a regular basis cause infertility?

There is no data.: If anything, taking these medications you need on a regular basis will increase your fertility as you'll be more encouraged to fell sexy and want to have intercourse. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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I am a 30-year-old man. I have been taking on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 22 days. Could I use it forever? Does it cause male infertility? Low sperm?

I am a 30-year-old man. I have been taking on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 22 days. Could I use it forever? Does it cause male infertility? Low sperm?

Your doctor to guide: Anytime you receive a medication from your doctor, you are expected to ask questions about the medication. Did you not have any such conversation?
Anyway Lexapro (escitalopram) is a fairly safe medicine, it will not affect your sperms or fertility. So it can be taken for the long term if needed although most doctors try to stop your antidepressant after the depression has resolved, but some patients need it for ...Read more

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Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) too much?

Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) too much?

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 more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) versus l-theanin, which works?

Lexapro (escitalopram) versus l-theanin, which works?

For what purpose?: Each is a chemical substance and can help different individuals, some the same individual. Discuss this with your doctor to assess the best treatment trial for you! ...Read more

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What is lexapro (escitalopram)? Why is it commonly prescribed?

What is lexapro (escitalopram)? Why is it commonly prescribed?

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 more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

See below: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, GI problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, decreased appetite, and disrupted sleep. Many symptoms subside after 2 to 3 weeks. Stay on the medication for a couple of months to give it a chance to work. Often people quit too soon! ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bleeding?

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bleeding?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Very rare side-effect is GI bleeding from decrease platelet count. Caution if use with Aspirin or Anticoagulants. ...Read more

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Is 30mg Lexapro (escitalopram) ok for anxiety?

Is 30mg Lexapro (escitalopram) ok for anxiety?

Depends on patient: Doses of 20 to 80 mg are usually prescribed for anxiety and or depression. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Rare, but yes: 0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia. Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery. ...Read more

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Can I take Nexium (esomeprazole) and Lexapro?

You can but: Nexium (esomeprazole) can increase the levels of lexapro in the body. Just make sure your prescribing physician knows that you are taking Nexium (esomeprazole) in addition to the Lexapro, so that this can be monitored. ...Read more

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Are alegra or Lexapro (escitalopram) effective?

Are alegra or Lexapro (escitalopram) effective?

DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: This is confusing. Allegra is an allergy medication and Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant medication. Yes they are both effective for what they are indicated for treating. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) give you a headache?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) give you a headache?

Yes, it can: Headache is one of the common side effects of escitalopram and occurs in 25% of patients who are taking it. It’s not a bad idea to report it to the person who prescribed it - as it has to do with how well you’re tolerating the medication. Know that the headache is expected to go away within a few weeks of starting the medicine or increasing the dose. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

The same way: You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram). Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) though it can cause weight gain, is not a huge offender in this category. ...Read more

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What amount Lexapro (escitalopram) can kill you?

What amount Lexapro (escitalopram) can kill you?

Call your doctor!: Please call your psychiatrist (or the primary care doctor) who prescribed you this medicine asap, and ask him or her this question. Also you can call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. They will be happy to assist you. If you feel suicidal you can also go to your local emergency room. ...Read more

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Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

Yes: Yes you can under the supervision of your physician. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant which also helps with anxiety/panic attacks in the long run when you remain adherent to your medications. Ativan is used only as a rescue medication only to be taken as needed for times when you have breakthrough anxiety. With regular Lexapro (escitalopram) use, your anxiety or panic attacks should decrease in frequency. ...Read more

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Could 125 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) kill you?

Although that: Would not be considered a lethal overdose of Lexapro (escitalopram) - it is concerning that you ask. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more