Can You Take Both Prozac And Lexapro?
Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:06 PM
Can you take both Prozac and Lexapro? Maybe I was feeling so great because I was on both. Lexapro seems to really help with my anxiety but not so much my depression. Prozac does the opposite.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:57 PM
The direct answer is no, taking 2 SSRI meds at once is dangerous and of little benefit. It is different during a switchover when you are reducing one and starting another. Most Docs do a straight switch on the same day. The danger is getting too much Serotonin and the Senotonin Syndrome.
Lexapro may be the main cause of you feeling good and the initiasl honeymoon effect. Sounds like it is worth keeping on the Lexapro and see how it goes.
Always consult your Doctor.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:06 PM
It's not unusual to have ups and downs during start up of new meds. This is what you may be experiencing.
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