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Mixing Celexa and Lexapro?

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Old 05-31-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Question Mixing Celexa and Lexapro?

I have been on Lexapro in the past for anxiety and depression, but because of its price, I switched to a generic form of Celexa. Now a year later, I am up to 100 mgs of Celexa a day (my psychiatrist keeps raising the dosage). Since I recently acquired health insurance, I think I should switch back to Lexapro because it's about twice as strong as Celexa and therefore I won't have to take as much (Lexapro is the same as Celexa but with the R-enantiomer removed, leaving only the therapeutically active S-enantiomer). Strangely however, last year when I switched from Lexapro to Celexa I had about a week and a half of anxiety and depression while I waited for the Celexa to kick in. So I was thinking, I could make the transition easier by continuing to take my Celexa every day, but only at half of the dose I take now (40 mgs - which is the size of each pill), and at the same time take 30 mgs of Lexapro (I have the 10 mg pills leftover from last time), for about a week. I would take 40 mgs of Celexa in the morning and 30 mgs of Lexapro in the evening (40 + [2 * 30] = 100mgs). Then, after that week is up, switch entirely to Lexapro.
I hope this makes sense to everyone!
Anyways, what do you think?
Has anyone tried something like this before?
Thank you!

Last edited by scrittle; 05-31-2011 at 06:56 PM.

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