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Been on Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 mg for 5 years- is this something I will have to take forever?
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
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In brief: Taking Lexapro (escitalopram)
When u see u physician u can ask him: how long should I take it?

In brief: Taking Lexapro (escitalopram)
When u see u physician u can ask him: how long should I take it?
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)
Depends on why you are taking it, i.
E, depression, anxiety, social phobia. Length of therapy varies among individuals, but many take ssris for many years continuosly and indefinitely. Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)
Depends on why you are taking it, i.
E, depression, anxiety, social phobia. Length of therapy varies among individuals, but many take ssris for many years continuosly and indefinitely. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)
That depends on whether you are in remission, if prior efforts were made to taper the Lexapro (escitalopram) when you have been symptom-free for over a year, and what Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed for. Please discuss all options with your prescribing doctor who knows you best.

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)
That depends on whether you are in remission, if prior efforts were made to taper the Lexapro (escitalopram) when you have been symptom-free for over a year, and what Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed for. Please discuss all options with your prescribing doctor who knows you best.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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