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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
Lexapro (escitalopram): Gradual tapering is recommended. Consult your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
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 (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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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