I took only one lexapro 5mg and stopped taking it due to adverse effect should I worry about withdrawal symptoms? Its been about 28hrs since I took it.
It will take 4 to 5 days to be out of your system.
Lexapro has a very long half life of approximately 30 hours. This means that it would take 30 hours for your system to remove 50% of the drug, another 30 hours to remove half of that, etc.
As masso says depending on your metabolism it would take 4-5 days for the drug to be completely out of your body. It takes several days for the drug to reach maximum blood concentrations so you don't need to worry about discontinuation symptoms.
In my opinion I feel it's different for each individual. I took 1 10mg tablet over 2 weeks ago & had a severe adverse reaction, I'm still experiencing some small side effects from it. I suggest that you drink as much water as you possibly can to flush it out,hopefully you won't experience any symptoms at all.
Because Lexapro is a short half-life It could take 2 days to exit your system.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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