One time i took three a day and the doctor told me to just take once a day. thats the only time i took it that much
Lexapro - What happens if you take it too much?
Question posted by kenny100 on 17 Feb 2012
Last updated on 18 February 2012
Hello kenny100. You'll most probably be feeling a bit lathargic, tired or sedated. aside from that, you'll be fine. Just remember to take it as prescribed. Best of wishes,pledge
Hi kenny - Don't know what mg. strength you're on (10 or 20?). But, 3 will probably not hurt you one time, however unwise it may be. I just would not do it again! If you're healthy, your body will metabolize and eliminate it. Its not the kind of medication (instant acting), where more will make you feel any better. There is a particular strength (usually 20 mg) that is used for depression, usually. And, it will take a few weeks to build up in your blood to the therapeutic level, at which point, any & all side effects should disappear. If you're still feeling depression after several weeks (about 3-6 wks), I would discuss this with the Dr. as it may be the wrong med. for your genetic make-up and particular disposition. Sometimes, it takes weeks/months (it took me years!) to find the right med. for whatever condition you may have, and its very important (I think) to be correctly diagnosed and prescribed! Good luck! Jillian
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