Lexapro

Parent Category: Antidepressants
Lexapro is the trade name of the antidepressant drug escitalopram. Approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration, Lexapro is used to treat anxiety and major depressive disorders. The drug’s side effects include dizziness, insomnia, constricted pupil, constipation and fatigue.
MAO is the enzyme involved in the metabolism ofDopamine and metanephrines. Deficiency or excess of thisenzyme/activity was linked with depression, anxiety, bulimia,Parkinson. MAOIs act by inhibiting the activity of monoamineoxidase, thus preventing the breakdown of monoamineneurotransmitters and...
That is pretty much my concoction minus Klonopin. I've found no interactions between the Lexapro and Vyvanse. Gabapentin, however, seems to lessen the benefits of Vyvanse, shortening its duration. The Klonopin, interestingly, has very little interaction with the Vyvanse but it helps with the crash. ...
definitely not, i wouldnt be on it for 8 yrs if it did, next tonothing sits well w/ an maoi
I am on lexapro for three weeks now, when I drink now, not even that much 8-10 pints i am having a 3-4 hour blackout stage of the night. Its quiet scary as last week I jumped into the back of a cop car for know reason and can not remember doing this at all :0
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In short, maybe. Different drugs interact with different people in different ways. My research on this subject has been limited to mostly anecdotal evidence, but the prevailing opinion is that you should work with your doctor to get a med that does not make you gain weight and become a zombie. ...
Of course not. Lexapro is an SSRI used to treat anxiety and depression, while Adderall is used to treat ADHD and is a stimulant. Also it can take a week or so to have actual effects of Lexapro, while you'll be able to feel the effects of Adderall minutes later.
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Because each patient and each situation is different, only a physician can answer whether Lexapro and Depakote can ever be taken together. For appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Migraine and other headache disorders, seek the help of a board certified Migraine and headache specialist.
Vitamin D is not known to benefit treatment of depression.
I have been on 20 mg for about 10 years, and im still happy as a clam . ;-) I think once you play around with dosing and find your "Happy Place" you should have sucess.
it depends on whether or not your switching to lexapro from celexa for example...but mostly if you start taking lexapro and after a week dont notice anything your probably fine. Upset or painful achy stomach was acually the catalyst to me stopping the drug
Yes i took both at the same time. There is a slight risk of developing a potentially lethal condition known as serotonin syndrome but the risk is minimal. It would be most prudent to start out at a low dose of the medication you're adding and move up gradually. As always it's best to consult your...
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \ni took lexapro for about 6 months they had to keep increasing the dosage because it would work just for a little while i actually became allergic to the drug because of this.\nyou should have done went thru all the symptoms of withdraw after a couple of weeks. talk to...
Yes u can...anna nicoles son did.
can you take lexapro with fioricet
when i switched from lexapro to wellbutrin xl, i became suicidal. just be careful and monitor your feelings
No. PTSD some cases may be cured and/or controlled with therapy. Not all cases of PTSD, just as not all people are the same. Some Dr's like to just put you on a medication and that's that. Most will put you on a medication and monitor your therapy progress. As you make progress with therapy they may...
Your body chemistry is always changing and trying to establish an equilibrium. Often antidepressants work for awhile and then will stop being effective. Sometimes a change in dose will help. Other times, after consulting your doctor of course, if you wean off the medication for a time and then...
I wasn't able to afford the doctor visits of $100 plus and the Lexapro at around $100. So I had to manage my dose, as I was supposed to up it to 20mg a day(two 10mg tablets). Luckily I was able to get free samples so I could continue the 20mg a day. It is the best anti-depressant I've taken for...
some people have mentioned this site, haven't tried it myself and am thinking of coming off lexapro too... you mght get some pointers . http://www.labelmesane.com/withdrawal_program.html . Good luck with coming off it, take your time and go easy on yourself!
There are some products in decongestants that will interactnegatively with Lexapro. It is best to ask a pharmacist forinstructions and suggestions.
i hope not. I just took 10 drops of oregano and i've been on 20mgof Escitalopram for a few months now....
It depends on how long you've been taking it for. All your doctor and ask. However, if its been less than 2 or 3 months, you should be ok.
Yes, I have been on lexapro on two different occasions for some months at a time. Both times I have had breakthrough bleeding which is very annoying. I am only taking 5mg of lexapro but it still happens. My doctor says that both medications are fighting for some liver function which causes more...
There are no known drug interactions between Lexapro and the pill, patch, ring, IUD, or shot.
I though I felt better a little bit. Now after a 10 months on Lexapro I stopped taking it during the 11th month through titratting down to zero over a month long period. So far I've noticed that I am more tired alot. Through out the course of therapy my anxiety improved but I could still have mood...
hello there,glad i can help.I used to take lexapro for over 6 years.I found when i gave it up slowly,by reducing my amount a bit at time,it was out of my system within about 5 days.I hope this could help.But also the symtons for these 5 days was,dizzyness and a bit disoriantated.but i actually feel...
Everybody's brain works differently and some medications may not help (like Prozac for me) so you have to find a medication and correct dosage that works for you and your particular situation. If you really want to see how long, I would suggest that you talk to your doctor, because they will know...
If you are looking to use HCG for weight loss , make sure you check with your doctor before discontinuing any medication. In terms of will lexapro affect weight loss on the HCG protocol, the answer is "maybe." Some medications can interfere with the protocol - but all this would mean is potentially...
Yes, it can. Depending on the dosage and one's unique physiology, lexapro can certainly increase one's appetite after a period taking it. I can attest to this personally and so can my mother and possibly one friend. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this not only because the overall benefits...
no they cannot , you risk getting serotonim syndrom which can make you sick, moody, not think clearly and even death . if you are not sure for future question drugs.com is a wonderful resource.
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When initially prescribing lexapro to me about 2 years ago, my doctor stated that the side effects were much less noticeable with this drug compared to the celexa I had been on, and especially for men. As a now 36 year old male who's been on the drug I can say this, my depression was abated, but I...
It is perfectly safe to smoke marijuana while taking lexapro at any dose.
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well yes, wellbutrin is an effective augment when taken with lexapro. But its Lexapro that's the major player.
If you are referring to a typical job-related drug screen, probably not. Most employers only test for certain drugs, such as opiates, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. Lexapro is an antidepressant and would not be routinely included. However, if a patient were admitted to a hospital with unknown...
for me 24 days to reasonably well, 5 weeks later better but still not 100%.
Fluoxetine also known as Prozac, is an SSRI used to treat depression. The FDA approved Fluoxetine in December 1987 and it is widely used. The important thing to remember is to ask your medical professional this question, and if you feel he or she is not providing an appropriate answer, ask another....
Lexapro is an serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that isprescribed to treat anxiety and depression. Abruptly halting thismedication without tapering off under a doctor's instruction canresult in mild to severe withdrawal symptoms such as shaking,sensory disturbances, increased anxiety/depression,...
Depression and anxiety.
I take synthroid for hypothyroidism. I stopped taking 20 mg lexaprosuddenly about 5 weeks ago and am now having many symptoms ofhypothyroidism even though i am still taking my synthroid as usual.Any correlation?
It all depends on how long you've been taking and how strong of a dosage you've been taking. When I went off it, it took me a few weeks to really be back to normal. You should ask your doctor and they can tell you about it's half life and stuff.
check out these answers - they will help describe what people are experiencing, good luck! . http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_do_Lexapro_withdrawal_symptoms_last
honestly...you can snort anything. i would advise you not to snort lexapro. the first time i did it...i was constantly throwing up and had really bad diarreah..for about two days. i honestly felt like i was gonna die. so i mean its your call..but i had a really negative experience.
Definitely helped with me. I would suggest quitting smoking completely when you start the medication. The contrast in how I felt was like day and night for me. Also, I dont feel as much of a desire to drink either
Yes, for many people they make a difference. For some they do not, but it is worth trying in case the person is one of those who benefit.
Lexapro is one of the more popular SSRI's to be prescribed due to being tolerated well by many people who take it. For me, the major side effects diminished within the first 7-10 days. I experienced insomnia, a giddy mood (not necessarily unpleasant, though), mild stomach and bowel irratibility and...
Answer . I took Lexapro for quite sometime. I'm off of it now and I'm losing lots of weight, but I'm sure it due to stress. Not a good method. Anti-Depressants should reduce snacking. Alot of snacking is from stress, nervousness, and a HUGE comfort zone...
You can ween yourself of anything.
can lexapro cause a false positive drug screen?
this will help you - check out the link below ...all kinds of experiences and advice here on withdrawal from lexapro good luck! . http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_do_Lexapro_withdrawal_symptoms_last
Lexapro cannot cause eye infections. Like any medication, lexapro may cause puffy eyelids, but it is unlikely to do so.
well, i used to take lexapro, because i have OCD, now i am on zoloft. but, if you really want to know if lexapro will help, ask your doctor. http://www.lexaprosideeffectshelp.com/
can u take alka seltzer plus severe sinus with 20 mg of lexapro
Yes. When taken properly it can treat anxiety, social anxiety (fear of going out and being around people) and depression
it depends. If your talking about a week then yes, if your talking about a few months, you should talk to your doctor. If you stop to soon the second time you start taking it, you risk your symptoms coming back worse
Yes of course, but don't do it if lexapro works good, because you don't know for sure fluoxetine will work, and generally, fluoxetine has more side effects, especially sexual ones. If you really can't afford lexapro and you don't have social insurance, try to find generic escitalopram (the active...
Lexapro isn't a hourly drug, you take it for weeks before it really kicks in. Its not like Adderall or Ritalin that wear off after a few hours.
I have taken Phentermine a few times over the years. It bothers my teeth, gums, tongue, and I clench my jaw. The past 3 months, every time I start taking it my tongue goes nuts. It's numb on the end and red. It feels like I have burned it. Now the annoying burning numbness is spreading a little...
See your dr. I was on Lexapro for 3 years -- worked great, then I started getting crying episodes for no reason and feeling down. Dr. said it was time to change medication. Again, see your dr. There are many drugs out there he can select from. Good luck!!
i have been o lexapro for a year and gant gain at all before i started lex my weight were 149 now iam at 127 i would to know if any one know how long it take you to gain weight back
Please see the related question below. You will find all kinds of experiences and advice there around withdrawal from Lexapro.
I did lose weight at first when I was taking lexapro. But then started to gain weight again. The reason why i was losing weight was because I was nauseated all time when I was on it. But once the side effect went away I started eating normally again.
Absolutely, benzodiazepines have caused death, as most drugs have. However, they are deemed relatively safe on an LD-50 scale. With asphyxiation due to a resultant Over-dose and passing out on ones back occurring causing death. Second cause is respiratory depression so great as to cause O2...
That is something only your doctor could tell you. They sure seem like strange mixture for a doctor to give.
I've read that Omega 3 (can get this in fish oil capsules) / Vitamin B / Magnesium Malate will help ease the pain of the brain zaps.. More info: http://www.topix.com/forum/drug/effexor/TF6DC3BH42B6BTSA9
Yes of course, i am on 15mg lexapro and 15mg mirt going up to 30mg next week Lexapro is an ssri while mirt is NaSSA Anti Depressent
I AM GOING THROUGH WHAT YOU EXPERIENCED. I DON'T KNOW WHEN YOU WROTE THIS. I AM 1 WEEK OF THE LEXAPRO AND GOING THROUGH PURE HELL. HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR IT TO GO AWAY ? PLEASE EMAIL ME AT GARY1RN@YAHOO.COM I'M AN RN. GARY The question is not absolutely clear to me, but I will answer...
There is no definitive answer, but if two months have passed, consider changing meds.
Lexepro and marijuana do not fall into the categories of mixing alcohol and pain medicine (opiates). There is no danger from marijuana other than what could be caused by the smoke, even though there is not a single case of lung cancer being caused by marijuana. Also, there has been studies that...
Well, if you still love your ex-girlfriend and wants to help her, the unique possible solution is to convince her to quit those medicines. Ask for help from another person of her family, that's all I can pass to you. Such medicines surely will lead to alterations on the user's personality. Patience,...
20 mg is the usual dose. follow the dr. instructions regarding how much to take.
Several weeks to (depending on duration/dose) months and in extreme cases a year. People have to remember their state of mind before beginning the SSRI. Often people think they should go back to 'normal' when they were not stable before beginning the medication.. so at best they will return to that...