Lexapro dosage : How do you take this
Lexapro dosage overview:
Your Lexapro dosage
should be taken exactly as prescribed even after you begin to
feel better. The appropriate Lexapro dosage should result in improvement within one to four weeks,
but your treatment with this antidepressant will typically continue for at least
several months. You should take this depression medication with or without
Lexapro Dosage : If you miss your
You should take the
forgotten Lexapro dosage as soon as you remember. However if it's almost time for your
next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular schedule. You
should never take two doses of this antidepressant at once.
Lexapro should be stored at
Lexapro dosage: Recommended
The recommended Lexapro
dosage is 10 mg once a day. If necessary, the doctor may increase the dose of
this antidepressant to 20 mg after a minimum of one week, but the higher dose
will probably not be recommended for most senior adults and people who have had
problems with their liver.
A massive Lexapro overdosage
can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose of this antidepressant you should seek
emergency treatment immediately.
Typical symptoms of Lexapro
Dizziness, sweating, nausea,
vomiting, tremors, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, seizures
In some very rare cases a
Lexapro overdosage may also cause memory loss, confusion, coma, breathing
problems, muscle wasting, irregular heartbeat, and a bluish tinge of the skin.
Information provided by
The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition
Additional information By Paul Susic MA Licensed
Psychologist Ph.D Candidate
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