Lexapro is an antidepressant drug of a wide range of activities, which has a high eliminating effect on the majority of the common mental disorders of a medium gravity.
It is possible to take Lexapro together with reasonable amount of weed. Weed has no interaction with the drug so it is considered to be safe to mix marijuana with Lexapro.
Pharmacy And Therapeutic Identity
Lexapro is an antidepressant drug, representing a group of drugs, selectively inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin.
According to the official instruction for the use of the drug Lexapro, escitalopram is intended to be a selective inhibitor of the reuptake of serotonin. It means that this substance, having an interaction with the human’s organism, can prevent the serotonin reuptake by the synapses of neurons, that makes the concentration of the elaborated serotonin higher. It doesn’t have any interaction with serotonin, adaptive, dopamine and opiate receptors, and that means that it does not give rise to the action, caused by adrenaline, dopamine and opiates.
The tablets of Lexapro are prescribed to the patients, who have continuous depression states, panic attacks and disorders, mixed or not mixed with agoraphobia. It is used for the treatment of social disorders with anxiety, phobias, generalized disorders with anxiety, and for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders. .
It is contraindicated to the patients with a hypersensitivity to escitalopram or any other components of the drug. It is forbidden to mix the drug intakes together with the drugs, which inhibit monoamine oxidase, and with the drug Pimozide.
Application Method And The Dosage
The drug is taken once a day. The drug intake doesn’t depend on food, so it can be mixed with food. The highest acceptable dosage a day is 20 mg, a higher dosage should be controlled by a doctor, as the safety of high doses was not studied.
Side effects of Lexapro usually appear during the first two weeks of using the drug. With their further taking, their effects and frequency must be reduced.
There are such side effects, as thrombocytopenia, anaphylactic shock, a decrease in the resolution of the virus. From the digestion and metabolism there may be observed such symptoms as a high decrease or increase in appetite and weigh gaining. Rare side effects, which may be observed, are weight loss, anorexia, sodium imbalance. From the psychic system the patients may experience the feeling of high anxiety and distress, nightmares, anorgasmic and the reduction of the libido. In rare cases the patients also may observe gnashing of teeth, nervousness, high excitement, consciousness and panic attacks.
Least frequent side effects from the psyche system are: aggressiveness, auditory hallucinations, self-identity disorder, mania, suicidal behavior or the thought about it. The central nervous system may react on the drug intake, which may cause insomnia, drowsiness, dizziness, limb tremor, goose bumps. The patient can rarely observe taste distortion, problems with falling asleep, fainting, cramping and movement disorder. Possible side effects are also psychomotor disorder and a restless feet syndrome.