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Have been taking Lexapro (escitalopram) daily (~1 year), but last 2 mos feeling drowsy/lethargic. Related?

Have been taking Lexapro (escitalopram) daily (~1 year), but last 2 mos feeling drowsy/lethargic. Related?

Could be: May not be related but there is an "a motivational syndrome" that sometimes occurs after prolonged use of ssris. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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How long to typical side effects last when starting a SSRI (lexapro). On day 9 and still feeling drowsy and a little more anxious (but different).?

How long to typical side effects last when starting a SSRI (lexapro). On day 9 and still feeling drowsy and a little more anxious (but different).?

Side effects: Expect transmit adverse events to last 7-14 dats. If concerns persist beyond that acid it are significantly bother dive then consult with BD ...Read more

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

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

Apparently: Sudafed preparations that are combined with cough suppressants, anti-inflammatories and anti-histamines can interact with Lexapro (escitalopram) 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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Can antidepressant like anafranil and Lexapro (escitalopram) makes you sleepy or drowsy?

Can antidepressant like anafranil and Lexapro (escitalopram) makes you sleepy or drowsy?

Yes sometimes: Anafranil (clomipramine) is quite sedating when first administered and is always prescribed at bedtime. A small minority of patients are a bit sedated with lexipro. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) still cause sleepiness in low doses, say 10mg per day this is treatment for ocd?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) still cause sleepiness in low doses, say 10mg per day this is treatment for ocd?

Some people: Yes in some people - try taking the medication at bedtime if you feels like it makes you sleepy. ...Read more

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Just started lexapro (escitalopram). Does the sleepiness side-effect decrease over time? I am also currently taking clonazepam in the evening.

Just started lexapro (escitalopram). Does the sleepiness side-effect decrease over time? I am also currently taking clonazepam in the evening.

Lexapro (escitalopram) & Clonazepam: Side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) usually dissipate if they're going to, within a week or two. You might want to review your use of Clonazepam with your doctor, though. Depending on what time you take it, it could be still hanging around in enough quantity to make you sleepy in the day. Your doctor can help you with these problems. ...Read more

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Why do I feel drowsy today?

Did you sleep well?: Daytime alertness largely depends on your sleep. It must be sufficient and high quality.

Are you taking any meds that are sedating you? ...Read more

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Do Vibramicyn make you drowsy?

Not Common.: This is not a commonly reported side effect, but I am sure it could occur. ...Read more

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Does astepro cause drowsiness?

Maybe: If you review the drug info on the web, somnolence is the primary side effect listed for astepro, but I have heard patients say it does not cause somnolence. ...Read more

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Does antihistamine make you drowsy?

Does antihistamine make you drowsy?

Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy.
Second generation (allegra, claritin, zyrtec, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) cause the blood brain barrier at a much lesser amount and more targeted to the h1 receptor. ...Read more

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Will ambroxol hci cause drowsiness?

Ambroxol: This is a mucolytic agent. The only adverse effect I am aware of is irritation of stomach. ...Read more

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Why do pain killers make you drowsy?

Why do pain killers make you drowsy?

Drowsy: Medications are processed through the blood supply, which passes through the brain. Pain signals from the brain to the injured body part are interupted (simplistically). Those same medications are often anelgesics, so the brain tells the body that story as well. These often go hand in hand, hence the undesirable side effect. ...Read more

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How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

Individual, age: The older the person the less need for sleep, but 6, 5 hours is probably minimum--teen ager need close to 8 hr, younger age need more--male seniors start needing less sleep. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause you to be drowsy?

Can allergies cause you to be drowsy?

Yes: Even though allergies primarily affect the nose, eye, ears and throat, it is common for persons to experience sleep problems, irritability and fatigue. Another good reason to treat allergies! It really can affect one's quality of life! ...Read more

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Help! Can antibiotics make you drowsy?

Possibly: Some antibiotics can cause patients to become dizzy or drowsy while taking them. Please check the side effect pamphlet accompanying your prescription. Always see how you feel while on any medication before you decide to operate any heavy machinery. ...Read more

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Can calcium cause drowsiness in the daytime?

Can calcium cause drowsiness in the daytime?

Usually no: Calcium is not normally a source of adverse effects. However, very high or low levels of calcium can be related to the sensation of side effects. A calcium overdose can result in confusion and fainting for example. Do not take more than the recommended dose! ...Read more

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Such puffers make one drowsy as a side effect?

Such puffers make one drowsy as a side effect?

Unclear question: To what "puffers" are you referring? There are different ones for asthma & others for copd. Please specify. ...Read more

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I'm feeling drowsy after fever. Is this normal?

I'm feeling drowsy after fever. Is this normal?

No: Depleted....Nutritionally or overwhelming infection. Pmd will be helpful. ...Read more

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