The information provided below is not intended to substitute professional medical advice. Always consult you doctor before using Lexapro.
All medicines have their own dosage advised, but in generally there are some conditions that apply to all medicines such as age, any medication you may be on, currently or other medications you might be using. This drug can be found on 5, 10 and 20 mg tablets. Lexapro should be taken with a full glass of water. However, for teenagers and adults, the recommended dosage is 10 mg a day. The doctor may increase the dosage to 20 mg if sees that some symptoms might still persist, or can even lower it if side effects occur. However, there has not been seen a notable change or benefit on the dosages increase from 10 to 20 mg. One should never switch to a higher dosage immediately. It should be at least one week of using the 10 mg dosage and seeing whether it has or not an effect, then trying for one step further of a higher dosage. At some people, the doctor may also advise just the lowest one, the 5 mg, but if that will be considered appropriate and necessary they can sometimes give more than 20 mg. If you experience side effects or think to increase the dosage, do not try to do anything on your own. Lexapro takes some time until you can see its benefits so do not try to change the dosage if it does not work immediately. You should speak to your doctor to immediately adjust it up or down.
If you have problems with your stomach, try taking the pill with food. But if the main side effect it can cause at you is insomnia, then try not to take it on nights, but preferably during the day. Another important factor to consider is also to try taking them regularly on schedule.
Among all what is important is that for Lexapro to work, it should be taken as suggested by your health care provider. He/she can determine the right dosage depending on several factors. After you might have been taking the medicine regularly try not to withdraw yourself immediately as many symptoms might occur.