Should I ask for a higher dose than 20 mg per day or should I try another anti depressant.
You didn't indicate how long you have been taking escitalopram. My suggestion is to give your medication at least eight weeks to ease your symptoms. Another consideration is whether or not the name brand Lexapro would work better for you. I had been prescribed this same drug and I was at 20mg with no improvement of symptoms, ultimately 20mg is the therapeutic relief dose. I switched to the name brand and gave it another three weeks. The drug was not effective for me. Sometimes what is the answer for one individual is not the solution for others. If you have tried this drug and it is ineffective, go back and ask your doctor to try something else. There really is something on the market that will help you, you just have to find the right medication. I hope this information was helpful.
- Escitalopram Information for Consumers
- Escitalopram Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Escitalopram (detailed)
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