I started on 10 mgs of Lexapro and experienced tolerable but not fun side effects for about a month. After then, I started feeling a lot better. About a year later, my doctor and I decided to try 20 mgs. Again, I experienced tolerable but not fun side effects for about a month (maybe two at most) and then started feeling better. Again, after a year of being on 20 mgs, my doctor and I increased my medication to 30 mgs. This time I only experienced side effects for a couple weeks (one month max) and started feeling better. So, for me, the side effects lasted about a month with each increase in dosage. Hope this helpts, but it could really be different for anyone. If your side effects aren't tolerable for the time being, tell your doctor.
Need dosage info, but short answer is yes. Possible side effects central nervous system depression. But depends because you have no dosage information.
ive just started 10mg of lexapro last week for depression what is the best dosage because its not working
I take 10mg of Lexapro once daily, for depression and anxiety. I took several other antidepressants that didn't work or had to many side effects. There have been times that my anxiety or depression have gotten worse because of family illness or daily stress and the Dr. upped my dosage to 20mg. I have taken this for 5 years and can't imagine my life without it. I still get occasional depression, but it is nothing like it was before.. Hope this helps
I have taken them together and survived. 20 mg Lexapro with 5 mg Vicodin and 3 pints of beer. My doctor said the Lexapro and Vicodin are ok together as long as it is supervised and within the recommended dosage. The beer, probably not ok.
i 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. you should have done went thru all the symptoms of withdraw after a couple of weeks. talk to you dr.. as i said i ended up being allergic to it. because of the dosage changes and such. please talk to your dr. It took me about 3 weeks to stop feeling disoriented after I stopped lexapro
20mg is the highest dose proven to be effective.
Lexapro is supposed to aid you in feeling less anxious, so if you feel more anxious when lowering dosage, even slightly, you may want to discuss that with your doctor, and if it persists he or she will most likely increase your dosage back to 20 mgs.
never, just take your normal dosage. that's what my doctor said.
Paxil or Lexapro. Test for the correct dosage.
The usual dosage for adults is 20 mg, four times a day. However, the physician may recommend starting at a lower dosage and gradually increasing the dose to reduce the chance of unwanted side effects.