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Dosage Time And Side Effects

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Hello Everyone,


I am right now taking my Lexapro at 7:00 PM. I have noticed that usually in the 8:30 - 10:00 time frame my symptoms seem to come back. Stomach gets weird feeling, bit of anxiety (not as bad as when it first started, but noticeably on edge). I usually have to take a Ativan to go to bed and take the edge off. Then I feel fine all morning, and usually fine all day. What I'm wondering is, could what I be experiencing is the side effects from taking it? I considering taking it at 10:00 PM before I go to bed, but don't know how to change the dosage time. I could also be over analyzing it,  so any insight would be great. 


Thank you!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Blazeroni. Welcome to DF.

I recall reading that for most people Lexapro reaches its full concentration 5 hours after taking it.

I take my dose at night around 8 pm. I find that the least disruptive to my schedule.

You can adjust your dosage time; just make sure you don't dose twice within 12 hours. Better to skip a dose than double up.

Good luck. Let us know how you're doing. :-)

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