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Re: Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust?????? McPac

Posted by tm on July 7, 2003, at 17:00:06

In reply to Lexapro Dosing...10 mg or bust??????, posted by McPac on July 5, 2003, at 23:54:20

> The study I read says that there's very little difference between 10 and 20 mg of Lexapro.
> So if someone took the 10 mg dosage and that didn't do enough, then they're screwed? I mean, with other meds such as Zoloft for example, you try 50mg...if you don't feel enough effect, you could increase to 75....then 100....then 150 if need be...and so on. But with lex it's just take the 10 mg. and if that doesn't have enough anti-depressant effect or ocd effect, then there's nothing you can do???? One dosage either works or that's it? What the Hell? OCD'ers typically need a higher dose of a med than for depressives---so how is 10 lousy mg's going to do the job? Never heard of a 'one-dosage' med before, again, so if 10 mg isn't doing the job then that's it, nothing you can do but drop it and try another? Makes no sense. Anybody get a better effect at 20 mg than 10? Anybody taking MORE than 20 mg? Thanks!

I started at 10mg, then 15mg and I am now at 20mg. I also take .5 Xanax 4 times a day. I'm like Wayne I get a little anxiety every now and then, but with the med my mind is able to work through it. I feel like I'm back to normal. My process started the last week in April.
Best of luck Tim!




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