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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.

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What are the side effects after you stop taking Lexapro?

Irritability, shakes, heart palpitations and the reoccurence of symptoms you were having before taking the Lexapro. In order to stop taking an anti-depressant you need to gradually step down your dosage. Answer lexapro withdrawl is no joke. I wish I had been informed of it before I started taking it. I became incredably disoriented, had vision problems (flutters), breathing problems, even stepping down my dosage did not help. It is scary and It took me almost 3 weeks before I stoped feeling these effects. Answer The...
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How long do Lexapro withdrawal symptoms last?

Two of the most likely possibilities are: If you suddenly stop taking Lexapro, you may feel like you have the flu. You also might have trouble sleeping, have an upset stomach, have shock-like sensations in the arms and hands, feel dizzy, or feel nervous. This usually begins within 1 to 10 days after you stop taking Lexapro. It is not dangerous or life threatening and usually goes away within one week. Not everyone who stops taking antidepressants experiences this syndrome, and it...
Asked in Strattera, Medication and Drugs, Depakote, Lexapro, Adderall

Are there interaction problems with Strattera Adderall Risperdal Lexapro and Depakote?

Interaction Problems One of the main side effects from mixing certain drugs appears to be an increase in anger issues. Read on for more information: My 5 1/2 yr. old son begins Strattera (10 mg. going to 20mg. after one week, depending) tomorrow. He is curently on Valproic Acid (Depacote) for a seizure disorder named Lennox-Gastaut. His neurologist suggested that if the Strattera turns out to be ineffective that Adderal is next. Because of his seizure disorder we have addressed his: 1. Seizures w/Valproic 2....
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What side effects would you expect if you drink alcohol while taking Lithium Lexapro and Seroquel?

:EDIT: I have been taking lithium for around 5 years and have taken seroquel for around 3. I drink most weekends and have never had any problems. my gf and best friend both take clozapine and they have never suffered from a drink. But each to their own :EDIT: YOU SHOULD NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL WHILE TAKING Any OF THOSE MEDICINES * Drinking Alcohol while on Seroquel can potentiate the effects of this drug. It can lower your blood pressure to best levels. It is...
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Are Xanax and Lexapro similar?

Xanax and Lexapro are similar in that they are both approved to treat anxiety, but their mechanism of action and indications for use are somewhat different. Xanax is a benzodiazepine a class of drugs with many medical applications often prescribed for anxiety. Xanax is FDA approved to (1) treat acute anxiety states, (2) for the management of anxiety disorders, (3) for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, and (4) for anxiety associated with depression. Benzodiazepines, particularly Xanax, act very quickly, typically providing relief...
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How long should you wait after going off Lexapro before you try to get pregnant.?

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How effective is Lexapro for treating alcohol abuse?

Lexapro will not treat alcohol abuse. Once someone is sober, Lexapro will assist with the recovery of healthy seratonin levels in the brain. After periods of alcohol abuse, the brain's chemistry is affected, and seratonin levels become low. Supplementing a recovery program, e.g., 12-step program, with an SSRI, such as Lexapro, is an option to help find serenity. Serenity is the medicine addicts need to stay off of drugs and alcohol. Lexapro has been shown to be of benefit to some people...
Asked in Health, Strattera, Lexapro, Example Sentences

Can Straterra give you night sweats?

I am 35yrs old and take 80mg strattera and I have had night sweats off and on since beginning it about a year ago. The night sweats usually last 3 days to a week then go away for a while. I have them about every 1 to 2 months. Hopefully the longer you take it the less frequent the night sweats will be. Make sure you discuss it with your doctor if it becomes intolerable. It took almost a full month...
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Is it best to leave a man with too much pride to admit he is wrong alone?

Can you live with it? If not, you should leave. Nobody can tell you what to do but if you determine that you can't live with it then you should leave. I don't believe that anyone should put up with that kind of relationship. ...
Asked in Wellbutrin and Zyban, Lexapro, Antidepressants

Can Lexapro and Wellbutrin be taken safely together and are there increased side effects?

I have taken Wellbutrin and Lexapro together everyday for the past 4 years and have had no problems at all. I initially took just Wellbutrin but after about 6 months started having anxiety so my doctor also added Lexapro which was the trick. Although, it may seem strange to be on 2 anti-depressants these two were given to me and was great! Answer While all medications can have side effects, if your doctor wants you to use those two medications it's because of...
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Does weight gain subside after withdrawal from Lexapro?

The Medical Answer In clinical trials Lexapro was shown to be weight gain neutral. This is different than other SSRIs that appear to cause weight gain. This is very different than being shown to have no effect on weight. This means that just as mean people in the lexapro group gained weight as lost weight. What's important is that the number of people that changed weight in the lexapro group was significantly larger than that of the placebo group indicating that lexapro does...
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Is it safe to take Adderall and Lexapro combined?

In most cases yes it is safe to take this combination. Manytimes doctors use these in combination, because Adderall has a tendency to deplete the body's supply of serotonin. With that said Lexapro is ideal, since it is cleaner than many of the other antidepressants. In any event, caution should still be used, because combining the two drugs increases the risk of Serotonin Syndrome. Also, this syndrome will generally not develop right when you start but weeks after Lexapro has taken its...
Asked in Health, ADD-ADHD, Strattera, Medication and Drugs, Lexapro, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics

If your son is on Straterra Clonipin Lexapro Lithium and Abilify for bi-polar ADHD is that too much medication?

There are a lot of different meds out there on the market. What works for some may not for others. As you probably have seen, patients sometimes need to try different combos and that really is the only way to find out what will work the best. Sometimes 3 or 4 meds are needed and sometimes 1 or 2 work. It is very important that patients report any side effects, good or bad. It may take a little time but be...
Asked in Lexapro, OCD

Will Lexapro help OCD symptoms?

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. ...
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What supplements can you take for fatigue and anxiety for lexapro withdrawal?

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Can you drink alcohol while taking primaquine?

I have been on Lexapro for 6 months (10mg). I have drank alcohol on Lexapro and usually doesn't effect me until the day after and the day after that. Night sweats, insomnia and rapid fire (out of control heart beat) are the worst part. Less drastic was the anxiety that returned which is why i was taking Lexapro in the first place. I am now getting off the drug. The sexual side effects are the main reason I am stopping this...
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Can taking lexapro cause high blood pressure?

My son died July of 2007. I was prescribed Lexapro 10mg by my physician. The first night I took a pill, I could not sleep and my blood pressure was elevated. I called my doctor and he tried to say that it was not the Lexapro but as soon as I stopped taking it my pressure went back to normal. Please know that I have had high blood pressure for 10 years and am well aware of when there is suddenly...
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Does taking Lexapro make you sleepy?

Oh yea!! I worked really good but it made me sleepy, I could have slept all day if I had the oppourtunity. I was having panic attacks in my sleep which would case me to wake up constantly and then I would get depressed from the lack of sleep, so the being sleepy on the Lexapro did not bother me because I was finally able to sleep. Try taking it at night before you go to sleep. That might help because...
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Can Lexapro cause memory loss?

I took Lexapro for 5 years, and I see improvement after two months of reception, is now moving away from this drug. I recommend to take a long time, but gradually abolish! The preparation is simple and safe to use! In memory of medicine is not affected! www. pharma-vlad .com -special site all about lexapro from doctor! ...
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What is the difference between causes and effects?

Cause is why it happens and effect is the end result of it.
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Wellbutrin and Zyban, Lexapro, Antidepressants

Does Wellbutrin help get off the weight that was gained on Lexapro and does Wellbutrin help with feelings of sadness and crying?

This is the second part to the answer-- Yes you can take wellbutrin to help lose weight from Lexapro-- I gain 25lbs on LEX and even more when i stopped take it-- so far after a year and 1/2 i have lost 20 pounds with NO exercise at all, it really helped with my depression too. Only set back you have to take name brand wellbutrin, the other stuff is crap and crazy side effects and the other set back is...
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What medication pill is equal to Lexapro?

There is not yet a generic for this drug. It should be generic around November 2011. ...
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How can you stop dizziness?

I am really sorry you are having these problems. I hope you are ok and everything is fine with baby. You need to look after yourself and not worry too much about driving or working for the time being,if you can. your blood preasure may be a little low or it may be because of the sickness. either way dont push your self too much take things easy and you will have a fantastic pregnancy. good luck sweet heart. eating lime usually...
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What side effects can occur if you drink alcohol with lexapro?

Lexapro is an ANTIDEPRESSENT. Alcohol is a DEPRESSENT. Therefor, the Lexapro may not work as intended when mixed with alcohol. ALSO any medicaton you take passes through your liver, as does alcohol. So in the long run, you could "overwork" your liver and cause liver problems. Ask your prescribing physician or if you are uncomfortable doing that, next time you pick up your prescription, ask the pharmacist about special precautions. They are pretty knowledgeable. 3rd party edit: Not the same kind of depression....
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Is Lexapro a successful treatment for either bipolar II or depression?

Hi there Lexapro is a fairly good drug, but like most there is not 100% accuracy. Also, while dealing with bipolar there is usually what they call a "cocktail" meaning trial and error of several medications and perhaps being on more than one medication to balance the brain chemistry. I suffered from panic attacks, Agoraphobia and then depression during the 70's and my doctor put me on "Amitriptyline" which worked wonders for me. The biggest complaint of SSRI's (for depression) is weight gain, but...