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Is it safe for me to take imodium while i'm on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is it safe for me to take imodium while i'm on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: Yes there should be no problem however if the Lexapro (escitalopram) is causing the diarrhea or cramping you may want to re eval your use of lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Imodium (Definition)

Imodium is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


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I take 21 imodium (loperamide) a day , is this safe?

I take 21 imodium (loperamide) a day , is this safe?

Imodium (loperamide): I would question the real need for Imodium (loperamide) on a daily basis here. If your gastroenterologist is following you for ibs diarrhea-type, then this may be part of the therapy plan. But i would need more context to provide more detailed direction/recommendations. Seeing a licensed gastroenterologist (if you're not already) is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop Lexapro (escitalopram) after one month on it?

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Lexapro (escitalopram): Gradual tapering is recommended. Consult your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg and methadone 5mg daily safe?

Is taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg and methadone 5mg daily safe?

Very safe: there is no interactions, however, with methadone it is always recommended to ask your physician for any medication intake even if the medication is OTC or vitamin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to cut my Lexapro (escitalopram) in half and take half a pill a day?

Is it safe to cut my Lexapro (escitalopram) in half and take half a pill a day?

See your doc.: You should consult with your medical provider before you make any changes to your meds. It's not dangerous to cut your dose; however, if you cut your dose too low or stop suddenly, you could go through withdrawal including fatigue, nausea, insomnia, headaches, tremors, flu-like symptoms and increased anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg after taking it for 3 months?

Under Dr supervision: Most antidepressant trials are approximately a year and a half. I know that there are some physicians who will keep that down to six months but i don't know anyone who prescribes Lexapro (escitalopram) for only three months. I never have. Whatever you do do it under the supervision of your physician so that your depression does not return. ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) a safe medication to take?

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 it safe to mix Lexapro (escitalopram) and ashwaghanda?

Is it safe to mix Lexapro (escitalopram) and ashwaghanda?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Not sure why u would need that herb, as it is supposed to be an anti-stress agent, unless directed by your doctor. I am not aware of any negative interactions with lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) and Lexapro together?

Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) and Lexapro together?

Yes: ok to combine xanax can help acute increases in anxiety, used periodically; overuse can lead to dependence lexapro should be taken every day, is not habit-forming, and should decrease chronic anxiety and depressiion ...Read more