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Old 05-29-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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does a lower dosage = less side effects??

Hi, I was on 10mg of Lexapro for about a year and experienced wieght gain and a decrease in libido. I do miss not having mood swings almost every other day and wondered if I tried 5mg if I would be less likely to have side effects. Also, would it still be effective at the lower dosage?

 
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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Re: does a lower dosage = less side effects??

I am definately not a doctor. In my opinion the side effects may be less but if you have been on that med for over a year chances are it is not going to work unless you are ready to come completely off the med. Most people build tolerances to the meds they are taking and have to increase the dose to keep it effective, I can not see it working the other way.

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Old 05-29-2007, 04:16 PM   #3
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Re: does a lower dosage = less side effects??

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Hi, I was on 10mg of Lexapro for about a year and experienced wieght gain and a decrease in libido. I do miss not having mood swings almost every other day and wondered if I tried 5mg if I would be less likely to have side effects. Also, would it still be effective at the lower dosage?
This is a guess.....Halving that dose wont make much difference with respect to side effects. Good luck.

 
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