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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
Stopping Lexapro: I use the regimen of tapering by 1/3 of the daily dosage down every 3-4 days. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Earlier question souonds like good taper from that class of drugs as sudden withdrawal can cause many symptoms including dizziness and headache. Why you still have a symtpoms depends on making a good diagnosis. It may relate to the med or an underlying problem, so the cause may still be present. Issues weeks later are unlikely to still be from stopping the med unless other meds are involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approximately how long can it take for the dizziness (lightheaded) to go away from stopping lexapro 10 mg. ?
SSRI discontinuation: syndrome - How long were you on the lexapro? SSRI withdrawal sxs' are less likely if you were on the medication a short time. You were also on a low dose which helps. A guess would be that it would start diminishing a few days after it started (not necessarily after stopping the med).. If you still are having sx's that you believe may be due to stopping lexapro after 2 weeks - than let your > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Stopping Lexapro suddenly is not a good idea, because of possible discontinuation symptoms. Mood swings, irritability, muscle aches, tremors, anxiety, shock-like sensations, head "zaps, " dizziness, balance problems, fatigue, and vomiting can also happen. Please work with your doctor on tapering this medication so you don't have to have such an experience. ...Read more
After stopping Lexapro a year and a half ago I developed muscle twitches during weaning off. Still did go away? Why? Labs are fine
Aftr 2 wks of stopping lexapro 10 cld trky n upping buspar frm 30 to 60 w no s.e or withdrawals now my anxiety n depression is worse. Will it get btr?
Hard to know: If you were being treated for anxiety and depression with Lexapro, and then stopped it, there is an excellent chance the illnesses will relapse and you will experience the symptoms of that. It's just like treating high blood pressure or arthritis or diabetes--if you stop the treatment, symptoms return. Please call you treating physician and discuss this in detail. ...Read more
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