I'm female, in my early 20's and just thinking about taking this medicine at a 10 mg dose. What am I getting into?
Hi alyssaism. I was on Lexapro 10 mg for 3 years. I could'nt find any statistics that would answer the question about sexual drive.But I found alot of people who found that this can be a side effect.The makers site does'nt list this nor do some other well used sites.
I had no side effects at all.It was the best antidepressant that I had been on.I quit taking it a few years ago. I wanted to see how I was after 15 years on all the meds.
But those side effects are how Lexapro affected me,and we are all different.For me, it started working pretty quickly too.I felt it within 4 days.But, like I said we are all different.Hopefully it will work as quickly for you.tejas129
HI, i know of several people who have been affected this way, from taking both Escitalopram and regular Citalopram. However i take Citalopram, have done for years and haven't been affected this way. Unfortunately it is a common side effect for many people. If you do try the Escitalopram and develop this side effect, you can consider changing to a different antidepressant?
- Escitalopram Information for Consumers
- Escitalopram Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Escitalopram (detailed)
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