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On 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for 17 days, had horrible side effects. Now taking 1 pill every other day to wean off. Can I just stop now. Feel so sick taking even 1?

On 5mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for 17 days, had horrible side effects. Now taking 1 pill every other day to wean off. Can I just stop now. Feel so sick taking even 1?

IF MAKING SICK STOP: 5 mgm is a small dose and you took it for only 17 days and apparently can not tolerate it even if taking every other day now I will advice discuss with your doctor if you can stop it In my opinion it can be stopped.It only needs to be tapered if you have been taking for weeks and months Discuss with your doctor if you can stop as it is making you sick ...Read more

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Can you get off that filthy drug Lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning off.Doctors should stop prescribing such rubbish.Nothing but side effects?

Typically, yes: While most people are able to stop Lexapro (escitalopram) without any withdrawal symptoms, I am concerned by your reports of side effects to what is typically a very well tolerated medication. I would recommend speaking with your prescribing physician to discuss a strategy to taper your dose and consider alternative treatments, be they pharmacological or otherwise. ...Read more

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Have you seen any negative side effects while taking Deproloft HF? After weaning off of Lexapro (escitalopram) this was recommended.Thank you.

Have you seen any negative side effects while taking Deproloft HF?  After weaning off of Lexapro (escitalopram)  this was recommended.Thank you.

Possible side effect: This medicine is actually an herbal medicine but that does not mean it is free from side effects. The most common side effects of this medicine are abdominal pain, abnormal dreams and change in mood. It is important that you have weaned off of your lexapro (escitalopram) before starting this medicine to prevent a potentially dangerous condition called serotonin syndrome. Just consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Im Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg qd. I would like to know what is the best way to wean off of it to get the least or no side effects/ withdrawals?

Im Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg qd. I would like to know what is the best way to wean  off of it to get the least or no side effects/ withdrawals?

Lexapro (escitalopram): most people who are on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg can either go to 1/2 tablet a day for a week or two and stop or just stop. 10mg is average starting dose. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects last after stopping lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Lexapro (escitalopram) DC: Depending on the dosage & how long you have been on it, usually less than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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After I stop taking lexapro, (escitalopram) how long will it take before the sexual side effects go away?

Almost immedicately: The side effect is dose related and improves as soon as the blood levels drop which could be the next day. Of course over time if the depession returns your libido could plummit. ...Read more

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Tomorrow I'm to stop Cymbalta (duloxetine) and up my Lexapro to 20mg. Will I get the side effects again like when started lex 2wks ago? Dizzy,lightheaded,etc?

Tomorrow I'm to stop Cymbalta (duloxetine) and up my Lexapro to 20mg. Will I get the side effects again like when started lex 2wks ago? Dizzy,lightheaded,etc?

Don't expect it to: Having gotten past tem, there's good reason to think you'll be okay. It's not impossible for some to return, but your Dr can slow down the rate of increase if necessary - It will really help if you don't expect them to return since many of these feelings can be generated by our minds alone from the familiar recent experience. This is unnecessary but easy to do. Don't! I hope it goes well. ...Read more

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After stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) a year and a half ago I developed muscle twitches during weaning off. Still did go away? Why? Labs are fine

After stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) a year and a half ago I developed muscle twitches during weaning off. Still did go away? Why? Labs are fine

Twitches: If frequent muscle twitching or cramps persist deficiencies of calcium, magnesium or potassium are possible causes, but I wonder if these were measured in your lab work. A neurologist would be qualified to evaluate you and order the necessary tests. ...Read more

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Took Lexapro (escitalopram) w/o food. What are the side effects? What could happen?

Took Lexapro (escitalopram) w/o food. What are the side effects? What could happen?

Depends: Certain foods should not be consumed with lexapro (escitalopram). Next time take it without food or grapefriut juice. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of switching from Lexapro (escitalopram) to zoloft?

What are the side effects of switching from Lexapro (escitalopram) to zoloft?

None: There should be no side effects caused by the switch per se. Since each person has different sensitivities, you may experience a side effect on zoloft you did not experience on lexapro, (escitalopram) where someone else experiences side effects on Lexapro (escitalopram) but not on zoloft. Usually side effects to these drugs are mild and transitory. Talk to your doctor about any discomfort you experience. ...Read more

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I am on 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and have missed 2 doses. I want to take this opportunity to go off them cold turkey. What are the side effects of doing so?

Generally not : Lexapro (escitalopram) generally does not produce withdraw symptoms. However, as with everything in medicine, you can expect unexpected. Therefore I would rather discontinue all med's very slowly. thank you ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) and clonazepam together?

Varies: When taken together can increase serum levels of the drug and cause significant side effects. Drowsy, memory loss, and coma. If both drugs are needed the close monitoring is needed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of switching from Lexapro (escitalopram) to zoloft, howling do they last .?

What are the side effects  of switching from Lexapro (escitalopram) to zoloft, howling do they last .?

Depends: Lexapro (escitalopram) and zoloft are both ssris and have the same side effect profiles, though any individual might have some side effects to one that she didn't have to the other. Most discomfort people experience in switching from one ssri to another is due to discontinuation from the first med, if the second one isn't at a sufficient level to avoid those discontinuation effects. Give it 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Will Lexapro (escitalopram) have any side effects?

Will Lexapro (escitalopram) have any side effects?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Side effects such as nausea & headaches & upset stomach, also possible insomnia if taken late, caution not to use at same time with other ssris or st. Johns' wart or same or if have mood swings. ...Read more

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Do sexual side effects of lexapro (escitalopram) go away?

Patience: Hello, patience is key when managing sexual side effects as it can take some time to adjust/resolve. Talk to the prescribing physician about options, e.g, potentially adjusting the dose, changing meds, or augmenting with another medication. Make sure you are also taking care of yourself, e.g., sometimes adjusting your exercise routine will give you more energy and desire for sex. Take care ...Read more

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How can you prevent side effects of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects: Usually starting with a low dose and increasing the medication slowly (over several days or even weeks) can minimize side effects, but not always if you happen to be someone who is prone to them/sensitive to these types of medications. ...Read more

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What drug has the least side effects, Lexapro (escitalopram) or lustral.Thanks?

Lustral: different people respond differently when it comes to tolerance. Lexapro (escitalopram) is supposedly more tolerated than Lustral (Zoloft) & is more conveniently dosed (once daily). ...Read more

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