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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) still cause sleepiness in low doses, say 10mg per day this is treatment for ocd?
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Some people
Yes in some people - try taking the medication at bedtime if you feels like it makes you sleepy.

In brief: Some people
Yes in some people - try taking the medication at bedtime if you feels like it makes you sleepy.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
If it makes you sleepy which it can in minority of patients, take it at night.
Dr. Mary Ann Ty
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes
Lexapro (escitalopram) is usually more sedating than not even in lower doses.
I usually recommend that it be taken at dinner time or even bedtime not during the day to minimize the sedating side effects.

In brief: Yes
Lexapro (escitalopram) is usually more sedating than not even in lower doses.
I usually recommend that it be taken at dinner time or even bedtime not during the day to minimize the sedating side effects.
Dr. Mary Ann Ty
Dr. Mary Ann Ty
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