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    Old 05-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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    Not taking Lexapro every day

    I've been taking lexapro for over a year now. For the first 8 months, I took 10mg of it every day, but I never really noticed any improvement. Now, since January, I have not been taking it every day. In fact, I usually take it every other day, and some times I only remember to take it after like, 3 or 4 days since the last dose. I haven't been experiencing any noticeable side effect, but I was wondering if this could harm me in any way. Thank you.

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    Old 05-25-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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    Re: Not taking Lexapro every day

    All of these medicines build up in your body as you take them until you get to their effective level. If you're going to keep on using the medication, it's important to remember to take it every day. If you keep skipping, it's not going to work right. On the other hand, if you decide that it's not doing you any real good and you don't want to take it, talk to your doctor about weaning yourself off it or trying something different. Don't just stop cold turkey after a year. Your body is used to having it there...
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