I take 20mg of Lexapro hard to swallow pill at times i dissolve this in a 6oz glass of water and drink does this take away the effect of the medication at all or is it best to swallow it whole
Dissolving it in water is not recommended. I have heard of people letting it begin to dissolve on the tongue. You could place it ON your tongue and let it begin to PARTIALLY DISSOLVE but not completely dissolve before drinking a full glass of water to help get it down. You can also discuss this method (or others) with your pharmacist or your doctor. I am almost 99.99% certain that dissolving it in water lowers the strength and efficacy. It isn't meant to be crushed or chewed either but swallowed whole. If you cannot take it any other way, you need to have a discussion with your doctor. Your doctor may make a change for you.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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