How Should I Take Generic Lexapro?
Generic Lexapro may be taken at a dose of 10 mg once daily at the start of administration. The drug may be taken during the morning or evening. After a week, the dosage may be increased to 20 mg once a day. This medication can be taken with or without food. For safe administration of this medication, it is wise to consult a doctor first before taking any dose.
What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Taking This Medication?
Before taking a dose of this medication, make sure that you have talked to your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have allergic reactions to this drug or to any of its components. Likewise, tell your doctor about your medical history and if you are currently suffering from a medical condition and taking other medications. Moreover, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, lactating, or planning to have a baby. The doctor may base his prescription on the information that you provide.
What Should I Watch For When Using This Medicine?
Do not drink any alcoholic beverage while you are taking this drug. Alcohol may increase your risk of experiencing side effects. Refrain also from doing any activity that requires you to be alert, such as driving a car or operating certain types of machinery.
The effects of Generic Lexapro may be lessened if it is used in conjunction with other drugs. Drug interactions may also likely cause adverse side effects, although, this may not always occur in all patients. To prevent drug interactions, it is important to discuss with your doctor if you are currently taking any other medication aside from Generic Lexapro. Below are some of the drugs that you must avoid while you are taking Generic Lexapro:
- antiplatelet drugs
- blood thinners like warfarin
- ibuprofen and other NSAIDs
Generic Lexapro may have several side effects, some of which can be extremely dangerous. Common but not worrisome side effects of this drug include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, trouble sleeping, tiredness, constipation, and increased sweating. More dangerous side effects include severe changes in mood, such as confusion, unusual excitement, trouble concentrating, nervousness, and even suicide. Some patients may also experience fainting, vomiting of solids that look like coffee grounds, hallucinations, black/tarry/bloody stool, severe dizziness, decreased interest in sex, twitching muscles, and severe diarrhea/nausea.
Keep Generic Lexapro at room temperature away from moisture and light. Keep in a safe, dry place where children and pets cannot reach. When expired, dispose of product properly and refrain from pouring it down the drain.