Users' questions

Can an 18 year old take Lexapro?

Can an 18 year old take Lexapro?

Escitalopram was first approved in 2002 and is indicated for the acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder in adults and in adolescents 12 to 17 years of age. Escitalopram is also approved for the acute treatment of generalized anxiety disorder in adults.

Can Lexapro make it hard to concentrate?

Check with your doctor right away if you have confusion, headache, memory problems, trouble concentrating, weakness, or unsteadiness. This medicine may cause some people to become drowsy, to have trouble with thinking or controlling body movements.

What happens when you take 10 mg of Lexapro?

Insomnia, severe nausea, brain fog, shaking, dizziness, headache, stomach ache. I also felt an increase in anxiety and paranoia and kept telling my husband I felt sick and that something bad was going to happen. All this after only ONE 10 mg dose! This stuff is toxic.

How often should you take Lexapro in a day?

A flexible-dose trial of Lexapro (10 to 20 mg/day) demonstrated the effectiveness of Lexapro [see Clinical Studies (14.1)]. If the dose is increased to 20 mg, this should occur after a minimum of three weeks. Adults. The recommended dose of Lexapro is 10 mg once daily.

How long did I take Lexapro for depression?

“Took Lexapro 20 mg for 2 years for depression. It was efficacious for depression, however I became lazy and unmotivated with memory deficiency towards the end. I used to spend most of my free time before this medication doing outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, surfing, skiing, and such.

Can you take Klonopin on top of Lexapro?

I am trying to get off the lexapro and still take Klonopin as a prn. and that is even in a reduced state and not needed as much. I was started out on Lexapro 10 mg and then increased to 20 mg for my depression.

When is the best time to take Lexapro?

Well, at least you are taking an effective antidepressant, with no side effects. I have been taking Lexapro for about 20 years now, and although my Doctor suggests other AD’s but I always go back to Lexapro. Take it at bedtime, so you don’t get drowsy during the day. It takes about 2 weeks for full effect.

What happens if you accidentally take two Lexapro pills?

I accidentally took two 20 mg of Lexapro this morning. I feel foggy, out of it, but nothing severe. I also take klonopin (1mg) for anxiety. Hasn’t been my first time doing this but first time doing this with a new medication. Accidentally taking one extra dose of Lexapro shouldn’t cause too many adverse effects.

How many Lexapro pills can you take in one day?

One study reported that cases in which up to 30 times the recommended dose of an SSRI was consumed, there were minimal, if any, reported side effects. The extra dose you took amounts to 40 mg, which is over the FDA approved maximum daily dose of 20 mg.

How long has Lexapro been used for generalized anxiety disorder?

“I’ve been on Lexapro for 3 months now for major GAD, social anxiety and moderate to severe depression. I had gotten to the point where I was crying all day every day.