Escitalopram and weed?
I take escitslopram for depression and i smoked weed today with three people.. The weed was really good and i was the only one tripping out like i would be on k2.. My trip was like i was having a panic attack ... My heart was racing and i was gasping for air.. It got really hot and my body went numb... I gaged 3...
Asked by Lee Trogdon 5 months ago.
I take escitslopram for depression and i smoked weed today with three people.. The weed was really good and i was the only one tripping out like i would be on k2.. My trip was like i was having a panic attack ... My heart was racing and i was gasping for air.. It got really hot and my body went numb... I gaged 3 times but i dident puke.. I couldent control myself... It felt like I was dead and I was watching everyone else.. Everything was slow paced for me.. I was so scared and freaked out.. I started crying a little.. My trip lasted from 11 am to about 2 pm.. It was the scariest thing i have experienced in my life.. Im not smoking weed anymore.. I was the one who payed for the weed too.. I dont care.. Do you guys think that the reaction i had with the weed was the weed itself or the medication iam taking... ?Iam taking 20 mg of escitalopram.. Idk i just really embarrased myself infront of these people i know. My self esteem went even more down.. I guess im just really stupid for hanging out with these people.. Should i give the weed to my friend that laughed at me after my trip was done... Or should i throw it out? Also iam sorry if you had trouble reading this question.. I cant really sleep either.. ;/ Answered by Rebbecca Mucciolo 5 months ago.
Escitalopram is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-SSRI) used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin) in the brain. Escitalopram may improve your feelings of well-being and energy level and decrease nervousness.As for weed with Escitalopram I can tell you that this drug would stop the effects of weed more than anything else. The experience that this same website describes is largely that of someone suffering with a great many quetiapine side effects, probably from taking a large dose as a one-time "hit." Rather than any interactions of the drug with weed. Answered by Janelle Deibler 5 months ago.
Well most likely it was the medication you were taking, weed does not give you those affects, Unless the weed was laced with other drugs. like cocaine, ecsasy, acid, shrooms, etc. Answered by Haydee Shurgot 5 months ago.
Loxalate (Escitalopram) Overdose?
Could someone please tell me what would happen if someone overdosed on Loxalate (Escitalopram)
Asked by Alissa Szewczyk 5 months ago.
Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is a prescription medication for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Lexapro is an anti-depressant from the family of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs. Lexapro helps to restore the brain's chemical balance by increasing the supply of a substance in the brain called serotonin. If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out. A massive overdose of Lexapro can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency treatment immediately. Typical symptoms of Lexapro overdose include: Dizziness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, tremors, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, seizures In rare cases, an overdose may also cause memory loss, confusion, coma, breathing problems, muscle wasting, irregular heartbeat, and a bluish tinge to the skin. Answered by Pat Tillotson 5 months ago.
Escitalopram Overdose Answered by Dalila Dicks 5 months ago.
Sure, it's possible to overdose. But not at 10 mg once a day. If you take it like you're supposed to, you have nothing whatsoever to worry about. You may have some side effects, but every drug has side effects. You're at the lower dose of Lexapro, also. The higher dose of it is 20 mg/day. Even at that dose, there is little chance of overdose/death, unless you're allergic to something in the drug and have a severe allergic reaction or if you are extremely hypersensitive to the drug. Yes people do abuse antidepressants all the time and many people have died from them (and it's NOT a pleasant way to go - seizure, delerium, and death), but that's from being extremely irresponsible on them and/or trying to commit suicide. By the way, Lexapro is one of the best tolerated antidepressants on the market Answered by Naoma Darm 5 months ago.
loxalate escitalopram overdose Answered by Caroline Cobar 5 months ago.
It won't kill you I'll tell you that,a good stomache pumping may be needed but that's about it,no antidepressant in and of itself will cause death. Oh yeah,the reason I say that is b/c you would either pass out OR throw up before you could EVER reach enough pills to cause death in most cases...your way more likely to cause some permenant brain damage/retardation like symptoms. Answered by Willie Muzyka 5 months ago.
Does escitalopram/lexapro work for treating anxiety?
Asked by Suzanna Karcher 5 months ago.
Escitalopram (lexapro) belongs to a class of antidepressants referred to as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). SSRIs such as Escitalopram are usually the first choice medication for depression because they generally have fewer side effects than most other types of antidepressant. They can also be used to treat other types mental health disorders such generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). It's important that you consult a qualified medical professional should you experience a mental health disorder. With the proper diagnosis and treatment strategies, mental health disorders can be successfully managed. Answered by Zachary Odil 5 months ago.
It works for some people. Often a person will have to try several different medications to find the right one(s) for them. Answered by Carleen Bhatnagar 5 months ago.
Which antidepressant is better paroxetine or escitalopram ?
Asked by David Ogaldez 5 months ago.
First, escitalopram is the same thing as citalopram. When Celexa went generic the drug company came out with escitalopram. So let's compare citalopram with paroxetine. Most medications in their class are about the same. Some people respond better to one or another and that cannot really be predicted. With these medications, unless you have other medical conditions that need to be considered, I would try either 1. If it doesn't work you can try another in the same class. But it is basically trial and error with these medications. Answered by Jacklyn Abels 5 months ago.
Lestermount Answered by Jodi Rightmyer 5 months ago.
Paxil and Lexapro are both ssris but are completely different. Lexapro as well as paxil are for anxiety and depression but lexapro has alot less side effects as well as lexapro is way easier to discontinue. I'd give the lex a shot b4 the paxil. Go to google and type in paxil withdrawal....that should help you make up your own mind. thanks and good luck:) Answered by Mirna Wahlgren 5 months ago.
Is "escitalopram oxalate" a "MAOI"?
anybody know? thanks.
Asked by Aimee Schlesner 5 months ago.
Escitalopram oxalate, better known by its common name Lexapro, is a type of antidepressant called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which is used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders. MAOIs, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, are different compounds that are used to treat atypical and severe depressions as a last resort when selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as escitalopram oxalate are unsuccessful. So both are different classes of compounds, but are used to treat the same thing. Answered by Quinton Schams 5 months ago.
No, it is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor Answered by Kayla Runyan 5 months ago.
Hey there been prescribed this medication recently and I'm scared too take it because of side effects, any reason I should actually be scared of taking these medications or will they just do more good than harm? I haven't left my house in like 2 months and have spent months in hospitals before with other...
Asked by Jeanmarie Degeorge 5 months ago.
Hey there been prescribed this medication recently and I'm scared too take it because of side effects, any reason I should actually be scared of taking these medications or will they just do more good than harm? I haven't left my house in like 2 months and have spent months in hospitals before with other mental health problems and I don't want to go back to that. Just curious if this may help or if anyone can explain further what they think of this medication and any serious side effects that could come with it Answered by Shameka Scarpa 5 months ago.
This is EXCELLENT and has almost zero side-effects. Escitalopram is SO very advanced, compared to where meds were 20 years ago --- and even compared to Prozac today. My pharmacist calls it "The Happy Pill" and they fill a LOT of orders for it. No complaints! Some people sleep a little more. Yes, it is totally worth it. The first 5 days are rocky -- jittery -- and then smooth as silk. It gets better with each passing month. They also call this one "the gift that keeps on giving." Answered by Elwood Trosen 5 months ago.
I took it and had 15 side effects but I also have hyperthyroidism and high blood pressure most people usaully just have a few days of symptoms but I can no longer take it due to the amount of symptoms that had accured Answered by Valerie Scrivens 5 months ago.
Would it be ok to take regular headache medicine (ex tylenol, ibuprofen) with escitalopram?
Asked by Buffy Grice 5 months ago.
It is fine to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) with escitalopram (Lexapro, Cipralex). Avoid Advil, Motrin (ibuprofen), Aspirin, and Aleve (naproxen). Aleve, Aspirin, and Advil have SIGNIFICANT interactions with escitalopram. If your pain does not respond well to acetaminophen then call your doctor and ask about other medications and what the safest dose for you is. If you are just starting escitalopram then you may be having a side effect. Typically side effects from drugs like escitalopram will go away over a few weeks (rarely it can continue indefinitely). There are medications often used for a few weeks to reduce side effects and (if anxiety or insomnia are a problem for you) can rapidly control those symptoms. Ativan (lorazepam), Valium (diazepam), and Librium (chlordiazepoxide) are benzodiazepines that rapidly reduce anxiety and reduce antidepressant side effects. Zanaflex (tizanidine), small amounts of phenobarbital, Fioricet (butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine) which also comes in a form with 30 mg of codeine, Soma (carisoprodol)- which also comes in a form with codeine, and in extremely severe cases Demerol (meperidine), or oxycodone are used. However most of these drugs have an abuse potential so they are best used as needed or only for a few weeks. But try the Tylenol, always feel free to call your doctor and make sure you never excede 4 grams of Tylenol daily. Answered by Sandy Opula 5 months ago.
Question about Escitalopram?
Would you guys know how long after I stop taking Escitalpram (antidepressant) can the drug still be detected by blood test?
Asked by Phung Sobolewski 5 months ago.
Hi Diceman, Believe it's a few days, technically to be completely be undetected in blood work. However to be on the safe side for sure speak to your knowlegeable/experienced pharmacist. They are the easist 'experts' to advise given this question. They may say to be absolutely sure, up to several months, depending on several factors. A straight up answer, with 100% accuracy though will require likely an actual blood test, given your situation. Speak to a neurologist & an internist (specialist in internal medicine), one with expertise, because escitalopram oxialte is a 'very' new med. If I'm not mistaken it's the newest of the latest effective/efficacious 'brand name' anti-depressants on the market and as you probably know very popular, for many reasons. ' Very' fast acting, few if any known harmful or potentially harmful side effects, SSRI superior to virtually all others on the market, etc, etc... It's half-life I believe as I said before is a few days, definitely less than one week. So if your not on a 'cocktail' of meds it should be completely out of your system 'circulatory' by 7days or before. It's potential presence whether detactable or not however in other parts of the body is dififcult to estimate with 100% accuracy. I certainly don't know with absolute certainty, despite the pharmacokinetics and other effects. Good luck and God's speed. BarryH Answered by Marget Marsland 5 months ago.
Pharmacokinetics The single- and multiple-dose pharmacokinetics of escitalopram are linear and dose-proportional in a dose range of 10 to 30 mg/day. Biotransformation of escitalopram is mainly hepatic, with a mean terminal half-life of about 27-32 hours. With once-daily dosing, steady state plasma concentrations are achieved within approximately one week. At steady state, the extent of accumulation of escitalopram in plasma in young healthy subjects was 2.2-2.5 times the plasma concentrations observed after a single dose. The tablet and the oral solution dosage forms of escitalopram oxalate are bioequivalent. I've never heard of anyone testing for it. Answered by Gidget Gieser 5 months ago.
Up to a month for any anti depressant. depends on how long youve taken it as well. Remember dont stop taking this for a test, only stop for a doctor. i stopped my anti depressant for the military and ended up in the hospital with a relapse and not gettting into the military Answered by Dia Simoneau 5 months ago.
How good is Escitalopram?
Or if there is any other please suggest!
Asked by Danial Westergaard 5 months ago.
I take generic Wellbutrin SR (150 mg) in the morning, and Lexapro (Escitalopram) (10 mg) with dinner, for depression and anxiety. I've been taking that for over three years, and it's working very well for me. The Wellbutrin SR seems to help me to be more alert and active - and wanting to do things - while the Lexapro makes me more mellow, and it helps me sleep better, too. They are relatively low doses of each medication, which keeps side effects at a minimum. I really can't tell I'm taking any medication at all. There are a lot of people that take Wellbutrin with their SSRI's, it helps to counteract some of the possible side effects of the SSRI's - such as drowsiness, weight gain, and the sexual side effects. It really does make a difference!! Answered by Charlott Paravano 5 months ago.
What are peoples experiences with ESCITALOPRAM for depression?
My doctor has recommended Escitalopram for anxiety and depression.I am nervous about taking medication after hearing some horror stories, but after thinking it over I wonder if it might help.I know in the long run councelling, exercise and relaxation techniques are a better idea but the truth is I'm...
Asked by Arcelia Tsasie 5 months ago.
My doctor has recommended Escitalopram for anxiety and depression. I am nervous about taking medication after hearing some horror stories, but after thinking it over I wonder if it might help. I know in the long run councelling, exercise and relaxation techniques are a better idea but the truth is I'm finding it hard to motivate myself because I'm so down all the time. I wonder if taking the medication for a few months, whilst also meeting with a counselor and so on, might help me get on the right track. I was wondering if anyone else had tried escitalopram and what their experiences were/ are. It may sound silly but I'm also wondering how much it costs. Presumably you have to pay for the prescription? I'm earning just enough money that i'm not entitled to any help but can't afford many new outgoings.... Answered by Francisco Tritle 5 months ago.
I took escitalopram for a few weeks for depression and anxiety. My anxiety cleared up right away, escitalopram is very good for anxiety disorders. i had some agitation when i first started taking it and diarrhea, but that went away after the second week. Eventually i was switched over to cipralex because it is stronger. I definitely recommend trying it if you are having problems. It has helped me a lot. I didn't pay for it myself, so i can't tell you how much it cost. Good Luck! Answered by Tammy Gordils 5 months ago.
Personally I have hyperthyroidism and high blood pressure first day taking it I feel extremely horrible with 15 side effects after taking it so my doctor told me to stop. I havent experienced anxiety or panic attacks since a week before taking it and that time was just because sever neck pain in my thyroid and my dad was giving me a hard time about going to the er. Most people get better after a few days but I developed abnormal syptoms on top shch as acid reflux Answered by Jule Clennon 5 months ago.
can it be used for sleping Answered by Rima Feld 5 months ago.