Do you take it for life or just a period of time, my age 68
Psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety can be chronic and may entail continuous medication treatment. A person who has a reoccurring/chronic mental illness is likely to be on Lexapro for an extended period of time.
Persons who experience depression for the first time, or have a single episode, may take Lexapro for 6 months to a year.
In the case of the above, the prescribing doctor (and patient) would evaluate the patient's symptoms after that time period and consider decreasing the lexapro dosage. After the usage of the medication has tapered, the patient may not have to take it any longer if he remains symptom-free.
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- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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