I have been taking this drug (Lexapro) for about 15 years and would like to know if I should be concerned about taking it at 65.
Like a good many medications, its advised to use caution after 65. Our bodies may respond a little differently to it, but its not something that happens on your 65th birthday. You would just need to watch how you feel, you could absorb more or less, and need adjustments or nothing will happen at all. Your doctor will have to follow you with labs like he should do anyway. I'm figuring like this, it would be more dangerous for me not to take my anti depressant, lol.
Hello ladyjj513. In regarding a persons age, the dose is often lowered, only in because as we age, our bodies tolerance to Lexapro, and its side effects is lowered since we become much more easily influenced by the drug. Your having been on it for such a long time, I believe that you will continue to do well without any real issues/problems. Regards pledge
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