Hello everyone, I hope and pray you all are doing well. I have been taking Lexapro for about two months now. I am at 40 MG a day. However, my insurance or the FDA isn't allowing me to take 40 MG. I take two of the 20 MG pills. They finish before the refill date. So I would explain to the pharmacy what my doctor is prescribing me. So anyways, my doctor is now switching me to Luvox. I am kind of scared with this switch. Has anyone else been in a similar situation? By the way, I am also taking Gabapentin. That I am staying on.
Hi, dowdow! It's absolutely ludicrous that insurance companies are allowed to dictate what our doctors can and cannot prescribe and how often and how much we can take. Who knows what's better for our health, our doctor or some corporate lackey??
That being said, your switchover should be relatively easy. Luvox and Lexapro are both in the class of drugs known as SSRI antidepressants and act on the brain's neurotransmitters in a similar manner. Your doctor will probably have you slowly decrease your Lexapro as you gradually increase your dose of Luvox. This helps avoid a discontinuation syndrome from your Lexapro and any initial side effects from the Luvox.
If you follow this schedule carefully you'll do fine.
Good luck and best wishes! Wildcat
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