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    Old 10-12-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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    Concerta & Lexapro

    My doctor just started me on Concerta, and I've already been taking Lexapro (as well as Diovan for HBP). I'm just a little concerned, are these meds okay to mix??

     
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    Old 10-13-2006, 05:44 AM   #2
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    Re: Concerta & Lexapro

    They are. Lexapro is anti-anxiety and Concerta ADHD and somepeople need both.
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    Old 10-13-2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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    Re: Concerta & Lexapro

    yeah. ADD meds and anti-depressants usually mix quite well (except for Strattera since it really is an anti-depressant labeled for ADD).

    I've been on Prozac for nearly 3 years and have been on Adderall XR 20mg for 3 months. No problems. When in doubt ask your doctor or better yet your pharmacist.

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    Old 10-13-2006, 05:02 PM   #4
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    Re: Concerta & Lexapro

    It's fine..im on concerta and lexapro

     
    Old 10-15-2006, 06:54 PM   #5
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    Re: Concerta & Lexapro

    How long have you been taking them? How do they work for you? I am new to this...just need some advice. Thanks!

     
    Old 10-22-2006, 08:22 PM   #6
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    Re: Concerta & Lexapro

    concerta for a year & a half and lexapro for like a month...concerta's great for homework/school...lexapro is hard to explain but it helps a lot

     
    Old 10-30-2006, 12:59 AM   #7
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    Re: Concerta & Lexapro

    There should be no problem. Ritalin primarily effects dopamine and mildly increases norepinephrine levels, while Lexapro increases seratonin. I take 5mg of Focalin 3x daily (just a stronger version of Ritalin) and Cymbalta 60mg ED and have had no problems.

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