taking Lexapro with no colon

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   Posted 4/13/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told my my hosp ostomy nurse that some medicines like controlled release (CR) or extended release (ER) might not be absorbed well.

I note that Lexapro comes in oral as well as tablet/capsule.

Does anyone take Lexapro and take in in oral form? If taking in tablet/capsule, is it absorbed/metabolized well?

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   Posted 4/13/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Lexapro in the tablet form- 20 mg. and have not had any problems with it. It isn't time released, though.
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps

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   Posted 4/13/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I took it but ended up with massive diarrhea...I don't have a bag, but had a sub-total colectomy.

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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for replies. I thought there would not be problem with absorption but wanted to ask.
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