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I have been on lexotan 3mg for 17 years. I had been taking when I need it. But now my anxiety isn't good so I am taking it everyday.
Lexotan/bromazepam: Is a sedative, that acts on the same brain centers as alcohol. Both are calming, both are potentially addictive, and both can actually increase anxiety with long-term use. Anxiety is a natural response to danger -think 'fight or flight'- but when experienced every day, it's out of control. You can learn to control your anxiety w/cognitive-behavioral therapy rather than relying on a drug. ...Read more
Dr prescribed lexotan 3mg for a week for anxiety. When the week is over will I feel better when I stop taking it? Would it fix what it had to?
Not likely. SSRI's: Or any anti-depressant/anti-anxiety meds will mask the symptom or change your nervous system's way of experiencing it, but won't change much else. It will give you more confidence to deal with situations, if the med works, which is what you need to learn to do without the meds, sooner or later. If you have an underlying physical cause, you may need to stay on the meds longer. ...Read more
I am on lexotan 3mg for 17 years because I suffer anxiety. I feel I should take it everyday. Is this a good idea.
I have been on lexotan 3mg for anxiety. My medication has been changed to centrx 10mg. I am wondering will I have any side effects, regards maeve.
Probably not: They r both benzodiazepines should have same side effects. ...Read more
Tampered n stopped TCA 5 months ago. Tampered and stopped Lexotan 3 months ago. Everything good except very poor quality sleep since all meds stopped.
1 tablet of lexotan 1.5mg a day and 1/4 of rivotril 0.5mg a day. Which one has a stronger sedative effect?
Hi just askin if I took a quarter of a lexotan pill yesteday at rwnd eight wud ibe able to take a half of a 500 microgram Xanax (alprazolam) 2day for stagefright?
Stage fright or: Performance anxiety is best treated with a beta blocker called propranolol. It does not have potential abuse and does not make you tired. Anxiety causes our heart to race, hands to tremble, tongue to shake. Xanax (alprazolam) and other sedatives will relax your muscles and affect your memory. Ask your doctor for beta blockers which are effective and safe to take short before stage time or flying. ...Read more
Does taking 1/8 of a 1.5mg tablet of Lexotan offer only placebo effect in reducing anxiety in GAD? Or does this dosage actually work?
Not listed: Dry eyes are not listed as a side effect but there is a history of some antidepressants having that side effect. Middle age is a time of life that many people do suffer this condition and you might ask your PCP, opthalmologist or a pharmacist for ideas. Drinking lots of water may help and using good OTC eye moisturizers. Take care, best wishes! ...Read more
BP in pregnancy: Drugs of the ACE-I class, Enalapril and the angiogtension receptor blocker class, losartan cannot be used in pregnant women. They must be taken off those drugs as soon as they find out that they are pregnant. Other drugs can safely be used to treat hypertension in pregnancy other than those. ...Read more
My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?
Been taking Lexotan 0.375mg for 2 years. Withdrawing Lexotan from 0.375mg to 0.1875mg. Can this cause tingling sensation on R palm and dizziness?
20/f. Doc prescribed me with lexotan & cipralex for anxiety disorder. Should I take them, need opinion please. Don't want to become addictes to pills.
Yes with Lexotan: Lexaton can be addictive coz its a benzodiazepine. Take it as needed only, for instance at the onset of an anxiety attack. Cipralex is a different class of medicine which is non addictive and you have to take it everyday chronically regardless of the symptoms. The onset of action is slow, it might take 2-4 weeks to see some benefit. ...Read more
GAD. On Dothiepin 31.25mg Lexotan 0.375mg for 1 year What's the safe way to taper off Dothiepin so I don't get depression after I stop? Safe to 1/2 it?
Slowly taper, but..: If you are only taking the Dothiepin once a day then cutting it in half for a few weeks and then down to a fourth for a few weeks should be a good taper off. However, please understand that tapering off prevents withdrawal side effects it does not prevent recurrent depression. If you still have depression and taper off then the depression can recur. Tapering lexotan is more complicated, see MD ...Read more
Sorry forgot to add Lexican was fine, no blockages seen, Had a Echo a month ago normal heart wall motion. Do these tests mean no blockages, EF 6.5?
No cross link: I am sorry but in this portion of Health Tap, we can not cross link to your previous questions. ...Read more
Severe dry eyes. Reduced Dothiepin 31.25mg to 12.5mg last night. Upped Lexotan 0.375mg to 1.5mg. Suffer from anxiety, etc. How long will symptoms last?
Anxiety, med changes: Since you are obviously not in the USA (both meds are not available in America), Its essential any Med changes should be made by a psychiatrist and NOT yourself, since you might not need a prescription to get psychotropic meds where you are. Lexotan (bromazepam) is highly addictive, so caution is advised. You might need a newer med (e.g SSRI, SNRI) in place of a TCA like dothiapen). SEE A DOC! ...Read more
1 year on benzos: Lexotan 3mg a day for 6 m, Tranxene 10mg a day for 4 m, Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg a day for 2 m and now on Klonopin 0.5mg a day. HOW to taper?
Clarification: Just to clarify - It sounds like you are only taking the Klonopin (clonazepam) currently? You can titrate off of Klonopin (clonazepam) by decreasing dose to 0.25 mg every 12 hours x 7 days then 0.25 mg. At night only x 5 days, then discontinue. This method works very well for my pts. And avoids the unpleasant side effects. You can be more aggressive, but I find greater success occurs with the slow method. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Taking dothiepin 37.5mg, lexotan 0.375mg a day for general anxiety disorder. Can medicine cause muscle tightness?
Taking Lexotan 0.75mg for GAD. Dry eyes. Can't take antidepressant. Will Lexotan lose its effect after some time n cause more anxiety?
Not for long term: Lexotan (bromazepam) is an addicting benzodiapine drug. It is only to be used short term and on an occasional basis. There are much better choices of meds. Behavioral therapy is darn-near essential for effective control and may decrease medication usage. Don't drive or operate heavy machinery or engage in hazardous activities while taking it. Tolerance can develop too, with regular use. ...Read more
GAD. On Dothiepin 31.25mg, Lexotan 0.375mg 1 year. Dry eyes. Doc said stop Doethiepin, take Lexotan 1.5mg. Can stop without taper? Scared of rebound.
Tricyclic withdrawal: Dothiepin 31.25mg/day is a small dose; risks for side effects of withdrawal are much less than at high doses. Tricyclic antidepressant withdrawal can be unpleasant, w mood symptoms including irritability & insomnia, & flu-like physical symptoms. There can even be dangerous heart rhythms (rare); no-one should stop these medicines abruptly on his/her own without discussing w prescriber. ...Read more
Fungal finger nail infection. Taking dusolepin, lexotan n dogmatil. What type of oral antifungal med can I take that is as effective as lamisil (terbinafine)?
Griseofulvin may be used orally and has similar effectiveness, byt all fungal nail infections are hard to treat. Recommended to assure adequate liver function tests with this med too. See dr for eval and rx if deemed necessary.
Good luck. ...Read more