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What Does The Drug Lexapro Look Like
Been taking Lexapro (escitalopram) for five years. Once I stop how long does it take for the drug to leave the system?
Not that simple: Assuming you haven't developed any liver or kidney disease in the last 5 years, the drug will be eliminated at the same rate whether you've taken it for 5 years or 5 days. The difference is that your brain may have accommodated to the drug in ways that are not dose-dependent. If so, how long the drug EFFECT will wear off in your case can't be predicted or measured in any practical way. ...Read more
Is there a good substitute for lexapro (escitalopram)?
It is extremely expensive and my insurance does not cover it. It was the one drug that worked well for me
Lexapro (escitalopram): While Celexa is one option, and does contain the active ingredient in lexapro, escitalopram, the generic of Lexapro is also available and is probably far less expensive than the brand name medication. You should ask your pharmacist if escitalopram can be substituted and check with your doctor if he or she has written your rx as "dispense as written.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you please tell me what drug would be causing the groggy feeling. 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) or 20mg amitrypiline for pain.Thanks?
Pcp tells me Lexapro (escitalopram) is a very "clean drug". I think i understand what that means, but anyone care to elaborate?
Could you please tell me which drug is causing a hangover feeling in the morning, 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) or 10mg tyrptizol. Thanks?
Tryptizol: Most likely the tryptizol (amitriptyline) as it causes drowsiness. Also, there is a drug interaction between lexapro (escitalopram) and tryptizol that increases the level of tryptizol in your body. And the risk of a dangerous condition called serotonin syndrome is increased when these 2 drugs are combined. ...Read more
I suffer from G A D.I am on 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. Would it be o k to reuce to 15mg as I am tired of these mind altering drugs. Thanks?
Consult Prescriber: Consulting your prescribing provider is a first step. You will find that lowering your dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) from 20mg to 15mg may not have a noticeable effect. Combining this taper with psychotherapy or other non-pharmacological methods may provide better results. ...Read more
How can I maintain/ lose weight taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Drug works great for me don't wanna quit. However I've gained 40 pounds since taking.
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