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Re: Lexapro dosage -- shequinn

Posted by BobYuma on February 10, 2004, at 14:06:53

In reply to Lexapro dosage, posted by shequinn on February 10, 2004, at 10:16:34

> My husband is on Lexapro, and is having what may be dosage issues. At 5mg, he's still depressed - at 10, he can't stop laughing (sometimes at inappropriate moments). He'd like to take 7.5mg, but we can't figure out how to split a pill into quarters reliably. (Our doctor told us that he could just take a Lexapro once a day whenever he felt moody, and take it just once or twice a week if he felt like it, and that there was no such thing as a withdrawal issue, so we don't really feel we can consult him on this one - he seems to have some serious information problems.) Any ideas?

Hi, shequinn:
Keep in mind that unless a doctor has taken a particular antidepressant themselves, they have no idea how to take it other than what the pharmaceutical companies tell them.
I was in the same boat as your husband. 10 mgs was too much for me, and 5 simply wasn't enough. I got myself a very sharp knife, and cut the pills in half, then I cut one of the halves in the middle. It can easily be done, the secret is to use a knife that is nice and sharp.
Good luck to both you and your husband.




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