I started the generic of lexapro for the first time last Monday and i was ment to be taking 5mg for seven days and then up to 10mg after that. I took 5mg for two days and could not handle the side effects so I cut them to 2.5mg? Is there any point been on that low of dose as I'm scared to take 5mg as the side effects I got were really bad I thought I was dying.
The advantage I see is that you are letting yourself slowly get used to the lexapro. The original plan to start you out on 5 mg and move to 10 mg was too fast for you. Gradually getting used to lower doses and slowly building up gives the drug a chance to work for you. It depends on the side effects you had whether lexapro is worth trying in this way. Some people are especially sensitive to some drugs and yet the drug may be fine further down the road.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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