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Safe Imodium Lexapro
Also called escitalopram, it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for treatment of depression, anxiety disorders. It is the isomer of citalopram (celexa), originally introduced as a refined form of Celexa with fewer adverse effects. Daily doses range from 10 mg. To 40 mg. , average 20mg. Main side-effects involve ...Read more
As safe as most: Lexapro, 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imodium: I would question the real need for Imodium 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
Not by yourself: Please talk with your doctor about plans to conceive, and how your depression and medication factor into that. A good treatment team would include a psychiatrist, obgyn, and therapist. Depending on risk vs benefit in your case, an antidepressant may be more advisable than not. Lexapro needs to be tapered if you do decide to stop it. Your body should eliminate it by about 7 days after last dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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