I accidentally took my Lexapro twice today

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Hb27
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   Posted 8/26/2017 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
So I'm on a very low dose of Lexapro (5 mg once every morning). When my alarm for my second medication went off today (about 9 hours after I took my Lexapro) I accidentally took the Lexapro instead.

I'm just a little worried right now, I know it's lowdose but because of the timing should I not take it tomorrow and just wait and resume taking them normally on Monday?

Tim Tam
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   Posted 8/26/2017 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
As bipolar person, I don't know about that.

One thing you could do is call a drug store or two, and ask what they think.

I go to the net when I want to learn about medicine, drugs.com said,

"The recommended starting dose of Lexapro is 10 mg once daily. If the dose is increased to 20 mg, this should occur after a minimum of one week."

You say,

"I'm on a very low dose of Lexapro (5 mg once every morning). When my alarm for my second medication went off today (about 9 hours after I took my Lexapro) I accidentally took the Lexapro instead.

"I'm just a little worried right now, I know it's lowdose but because of the timing should I not take it tomorrow and just wait and resume taking them normally on Monday?"

Putting that all together, what do you think?

Again, you might want to call a pharmacist or two.

And you could look up on the net search, and type in: Lexapro
and see what they say.

Let us know what you think.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/27/2017 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   
want hurt ya-not a bit. do it myself. we all have. 5mg no worries, resume as normal.

getting by
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   Posted 8/27/2017 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Get a pill box. Then you know if you took it or not. It really does help.

Take your regular dose.

Hugs, Karen....
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