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Does lexepro damage the liver? (i'm on 10 mg dosing)

Does lexepro damage the liver? (i'm on 10 mg dosing)

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

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Will lexepro side effects resurface when I increase dosage, as directed by my pcp?

See below: Possibly. But... Most people tolerate Lexapro (escitalopram) without much problem. It is depends on the dose Lexapro (escitalopram) is increased to. ...Read more

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What's a gentle dose of Valium to help sleep from time to time? Just started lexepro for anxiety.

What's a gentle dose of Valium to help sleep from time to time? Just started lexepro for anxiety.

Ask your doctor: If you're being treated for anxiety with lexapro, (escitalopram) it will take a few weeks to work consistently. Your doctor is the best one to advise about any additional medication use, including valium. Using this for sleep would be off-label. ...Read more

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Can I take klopopin and lexapo at the same time?

Can I take klopopin and lexapo at the same time?

If a medical provide: Prescribed in that manner - yes. These medications are often prescribed at the same time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Laxapro to completely leave the body?

How long does it take for Laxapro to completely leave the body?

Depends: The elimination half life of Lexapro (escitalopram) is 30 hours, so it takes 30 hours for half of a 10mg dose to leave your body. Depending on what dose you're on and how much is in your system, it could take quite a few days or weeks for it to completely leave your system. ...Read more

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Can I take 10mg lexapro and 50 mg triazadone together?

Can I take 10mg lexapro and 50 mg triazadone together?

Not the best idea: The 2 can potentiate each other and there is a possibility of serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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How long before Lexapro is out of system.? Took 5.2 of 10 mg for 8 days.

How long before Lexapro is out of system.? Took 5.2 of 10 mg for 8 days.

Lexapro: The half life of lexapro is approximately 30 hours so that 2.6 mgs are in your system then, and 1.3 mgs in your system after another 30 hours, etc. Traces will be in your system for a few more days. Your pharmacist can answer this question better. ...Read more

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How long would it take after increasing Lexpro 15mg to 20mg should I notice a difference?

How long would it take after increasing Lexpro 15mg to 20mg should I notice a difference?

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

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How safe / dangerous is Lexapro? What can I tell my wife to reassure her it is worthwhile?

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

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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.?

Have not heard: That one before. If lexapro (escitalopram) previously worked for you then that is actually a good sign that it may be helpful again. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Will Lexapro (escitalopram) help me?

For what condition?: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It can be a very effective antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication. It has a little bit better side effect profile than most other ssri's. ...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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Is it ok to take Nyquil and Lexpro together?

Nyquil: Only as needed, but let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Can I take Lexapro (escitalopram) with ginger?

No reason: There is no documented positive effect in taking the 2 together. The question is what r you being treated for? ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) a safe medication to take?

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

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Is 30 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a very large dose?

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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

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Can you tell me about generic lexapro (escitalopram)?

Escitalopram: According to the fda, generic drugs must have the same active ingredients and perform the same as the brand name drug. Inactive ingredients may be different. ...Read more

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Are there other option for escitalopram than Lexapro?

Are there other option for escitalopram than Lexapro?

No generic: There is no generic form of lexapro (escitalopram). People think at times that Celexa (citalopram) is a genetic for but is not. ...Read more

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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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How long before Lexapro (escitalopram) starts working?

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Lexapro (escitalopram): For full effect, 4-6 weeks at optimized dose. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Lexapro (escitalopram) twice a day?

Is it okay to take Lexapro (escitalopram) twice a day?

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