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Can't remember if I took my Lexapro today - advice requested!

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I have been taking 10mg of Lexapro daily for about 5 months. I can't remember if I took my pill today. Should I expect any negative effects if I end up not taking it for one day? I am paranoid as I have read lots of stuff on the internet about Lexapro withdrawl. Don't want to double-dose though as I imagine that could cause some issues as well.

Thanks for any advice!

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If it is evening where you are, and you normally take it in the morning, I would wait and take your regular dose with breakfast. Put the bottle right on the kitchen table so you don't forget!

If you are only a few hours past when you usually take it, you could take it right now.

I think if you read the Patient Information sheet, it will give you the recommendation for what to do when you miss a dose. That might be more reassuring than anything we suggest.

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You can skip a day of any of the SSRIs and be fine.

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I have been taking 10mg of Lexapro daily for about 5 months. I can't remember if I took my pill today. Should I expect any negative effects if I end up not taking it for one day? I am paranoid as I have read lots of stuff on the internet about Lexapro withdrawl. Don't want to double-dose though as I imagine that could cause some issues as well.

Thanks for any advice!

If memory serves me correct, when in doubt, only take the "next" scheduled" dose. Taking a double dose of some meds can cause "psychosis"....just ask me....LOL! These are meds that build up in your body/brain, so "skipping" a dose is not a big issue, but "doubling up" could cause major probs!

Let it rest. Take the next "scheduled" dosa, and you shoul be fine!

Regards,

Deepster

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I have been taking 10mg of Lexapro daily for about 5 months. I can't remember if I took my pill today. Should I expect any negative effects if I end up not taking it for one day? I am paranoid as I have read lots of stuff on the internet about Lexapro withdrawl. Don't want to double-dose though as I imagine that could cause some issues as well.

Thanks for any advice!

If memory serves me correct, when in doubt, only take the "next" scheduled" dose. Taking a double dose of some meds can cause "psychosis"....just ask me....LOL! These are meds that build up in your body/brain, so "skipping" a dose is not a big issue, but "doubling up" could cause major probs!

Let it rest. Take the next "scheduled" dosa, and you shoul be fine!

Regards,

Deepster

Considering some people taking 20mgs a day, accidentally taking 10mgs twice wouldn't cause psychosis.

Just like you have to take SSRIs for a long period of time for them to do anything you have to stop taking them for a while before you'll notice a problem. Discontinuation syndrome doesn't kick in until you've been off it for several days.

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I have been taking 10mg of Lexapro daily for about 5 months. I can't remember if I took my pill today. Should I expect any negative effects if I end up not taking it for one day? I am paranoid as I have read lots of stuff on the internet about Lexapro withdrawl. Don't want to double-dose though as I imagine that could cause some issues as well.

Thanks for any advice!

If memory serves me correct, when in doubt, only take the "next" scheduled" dose. Taking a double dose of some meds can cause "psychosis"....just ask me....LOL! These are meds that build up in your body/brain, so "skipping" a dose is not a big issue, but "doubling up" could cause major probs!

Let it rest. Take the next "scheduled" dosa, and you shoul be fine!

Regards,

Deepster

Considering some people taking 20mgs a day, accidentally taking 10mgs twice wouldn't cause psychosis.

Just like you have to take SSRIs for a long period of time for them to do anything you have to stop taking them for a while before you'll notice a problem. Discontinuation syndrome doesn't kick in until you've been off it for several days.

I do the "Did I take my pill today" thing every other morning!

I've decided to buy an old lady pill dispenser for myself so that I never forget again, and I can add my lady vitamins in the little compartments with them!

I am sure Ive skipped a day or two and more then likely taken 2 pills in one day over the last 7 years on Paxil.

I'm still alive! so you should be ok!

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