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Lexapro (escitalopram) works wonders for depression where no others have but is somewhat stimulating..need to take low dose Ativan ...is this often prescribed ?

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In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)

You are right about this particular property frequently reported about escitalopram.
However, this has been mostly considered a positive effect. In some instances, the medication has to be adjusted if a stimulant effect is uncomfortable. One possibility is to adjust the dose a notch down. Also, undiagnosed bipolar conditions could be activated. Ativan (lorazepam) might not resolve this problem.

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)

You are right about this particular property frequently reported about escitalopram.
However, this has been mostly considered a positive effect. In some instances, the medication has to be adjusted if a stimulant effect is uncomfortable. One possibility is to adjust the dose a notch down. Also, undiagnosed bipolar conditions could be activated. Ativan (lorazepam) might not resolve this problem.
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