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Re: Lexapro - 10mg to 20mg

Posted by nanooch on May 21, 2004, at 22:30:42

In reply to Re: Lexapro - 10mg to 20mg Mrs. C, posted by want info on May 21, 2004, at 14:27:42

> i agree totally mrs c. side effects come to everyone differently. there's no evidence that twice as much medicine = twice as much side effects. i went from 10 to 20 and felt very spacy. im on 15 now and feel good. everyone is different. trust your body.
> emily

I didn't mean to sound beligerent; but as a former nurse practitioner (now stay at home mom) I have seen the "spin" that the drug reps can put on the medicines and how the providers can buy into unproven information. As for evidence, in the package insert for Lexapro it clearly states that in their clinical trials there was no greater efficacy of the 20 mg dose over the 10 mg, but the side effects all doubled when the patients in the trials increased the dose from 10 to 20. I was only wondering why a doc would then increase the dose if there was no proof of greater results, only greater side effects? I'm glad to hear that you have done well with this increase and I agree that everyone responds differently to medicines. For me, Effexor has been a life saver when the SSRIs didn't work!




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