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How long will it take for me start feeling better once I start taking lexapro (escitalopram)?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 2-3 weeks

We tell pts 2-3 weeks 4 it 2 start 2work & 6 weeks or so 2 get the full effect.

In brief: 2-3 weeks

We tell pts 2-3 weeks 4 it 2 start 2work & 6 weeks or so 2 get the full effect.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)

Usually 4 & up to 6 weeks at therapeutic dose.

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)

Usually 4 & up to 6 weeks at therapeutic dose.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Usually it takes about 2 weeks for the full effect of medications like Lexapro (escitalopram) to reach maximum effect but some patients can get the effect sooner or even later. So don't stop the medication after a few days if you do not feel any effects.

In brief: Depends

Usually it takes about 2 weeks for the full effect of medications like Lexapro (escitalopram) to reach maximum effect but some patients can get the effect sooner or even later. So don't stop the medication after a few days if you do not feel any effects.
Dr. Kevin Considine
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