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Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) specifically is not known for elevating liver enzymes (valium is more likely) but most meds r metabolized by the liver; so there is potential for liver damage if used in combination with many other drugs or if taken in high doses. 10 mg is low dose; so u don't need to worry. Of course, do not take it or valium with alcohol. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with siatica yet the side were there is no pain I have a big bruise om my bottom. I'm not taking any medication only 10mg lexepro.
Usually few wks but-: It usually takes a couple of weeks for Lexapro (escitalopram) to take the effect on the receptors of the brain where it works. However after you increase the dosage you might see a difference which could be related tothe drug at the lower dosage just beginning to take effect. ...Read more
All drugs have side: Effects and nothing is "safe" not even herbals. If I told you that there is a drug out there that can cause you to go into cardiac arrthymias and give you a heart attack, then you may not want to take it. If you drink coffee, then you are taking said drug. Anyways, the answer always is risk versus benefits. ...Read more
I've been taking Lexapro 10mg for about 4 weeks. How long after stopping the medication will it be cleared out of my system?
Lexapro: It will be completely clear after one week ...Read more
I'm taking lexpro for 2nd time. Is there any truth that it may not work when taking it the 2nd time. I was only off for 2 months.?
For a year I've been on 15 mg of lexapro and want to come off. I forgot to take it yesterday and felt fine. Can I continue not taking it? Thanks
I would recommend-: Going every other day for two weeks before stopping cold! ...Read more
Can I stop taking lexapro after 1 day of taking 10 mg? I started yesterday but I don't want to continue should I slowly stop or can I completely stop?
Tryin wellbu. On top lexapr. Sensitive to meds. 1st day yester, cried 2hrs, tried to break up with best friends bc felt worthless. Not normal. Stop w?
Depression: Never stop a prescribed med cold turkey unless advised by the prescribing physician. Many meds must be weaned down systematically. Please see your prescribing physician. ...Read more
I've been taking lexapro for 6 weeks. First week 5mg. Then week 2 to current 10mg. I am going to stop taking it /would like a second opinion on how to?
Consult with PCP: I am not certain as to why you are stopping and your physician should be notified: I suggest 10mg day 1, 5mg day 2-3, and 5 mg every other day for 2 days, then stop. ...Read more
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
As safe as most: Lexapro, (escitalopram) an antidepressant & anti-anxiety medication, makes more serotonin available in the brain. Side effects (se's) include GI problems, appetite changes, dizziness, headaches, sexual problems & sleep problems. Most se's are short-term & tolerable, esp. If anticipated. More serious se's are allergic reactions, cardiac changes & odd behaviors. Take it long enough to give it a chance to work. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) is dosed as 10-20 mg. Daily, and can be lowered to 5mg. In kids or elderly. Few exceptions exist if it is determined by your doctor that response is only partial after sufficient time and no side effects, where higher dose is tried, usually up to 30mg. ...Read more
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
Lexapro (escitalopram): For full effect, 4-6 weeks at optimized dose. ...Read more
Yes, and...: Lexapro (escitalopram) can be taken twice a day if the total daily dose does not exceed the amount prescribed for one day. It is my experience, however, that Lexapro can cause insomnia if taken at night. A single morning dose has seemed to work best for most of those for whom I have prescribed it. ...Read more