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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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