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Old 01-30-2005, 07:26 PM   #1
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Question Paxil/Lexapro dosage equivalent?

Hi - I recently started taking Lexapro, and I was wondering if anyone knows how dosage amounts compare to Paxil? A few years ago I was taking 20 mg of Paxil. My doctor gave me 10 mg tablets of Lexapro with no instructions to split them, so I assumed 10 mg of Lexapro was about as strong as 20 mg of Paxil. But I just read that 20 mg of Paxil is equivalent to only 5 mg of Lexapro. Does anyone know anything about this? 20 mg of Paxil worked great, and I don't want to over-medicate myself.

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Old 01-31-2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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Re: Paxil/Lexapro dosage equivalent?

there are 2 versions of paxil in some places so ask a pharmacist

Old 02-02-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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Question Re: Paxil/Lexapro dosage equivalent?

I took just regular old paxil, not the CR version.

Has anyone her had experiences with both drugs? If so, what dosages have worked for you?

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