i would not advise taking any concerta while taking lexapro. I am currently taking lexapro and have taken concerta about 7 times. Each time i took concerta i would hear many scary voices in my head. i looked up the psycotic effects of concerta and they said that a side effect of concerta is hearing voices if you are on an antidepressant
Concerta should begin working in 30 minutes, but up to an hour if you ate before taking the capsule.
I just stop taking wellbutrin xl and start lexapro? the doctor said it was okay...
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
You should take your next dose as soon as possible. If you have been on Lexapro for a long period of time then the withdrawl effects can be unpleasant, as in causeing anxiety and/or depression in a way worse than before. If you do not like lexapro you should notify your doctor and come off of it slowly.
When you take lexapro, the serotonin chemical in your brain will start depending on the pill (lexapro) to create those chemicals, so if you suddenly stop taking them your anxiety and depression levels will rise, sometimes even worse then before you took them.
Usually from 2-3 Days, It should start working effectively.
No, they are similar enough. You should have no trouble taking zoloft your last day and starting lexapro the next. Side effects you can look for would be nausea, headache, and upset stomach. You might also have a little trouble sleeping for the first few days as your body adjusts to the switch.
I had the same question, I also took an ADD medication with Lexapro. I was prescribed them at the same time. I did my research and found that you should NOT start taking them at the same time. Start one and start taking the other about 2 weeks after or they will interact. But other than that, you can certianly take them at the same time. Depression and ADD seem to go hand in hand a lot.
The shelf life of Concerta is 3 years. Any time after that, it will start to decay and the chemicals will break down. Since it is an FDA approved drug, the break down should be non-toxic to the environment. Take expired Concerta at your own risk.
If you do not currently take Lexapro and you are pregnant, do not start without talking to a doctor as it may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, if you become pregnant while you are already taking Lexapro, do not stop taking the medication without first talking to your doctor.
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
nothing really start at smallest dose work up slowly try the name brand instead of generic