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What causes dizziness, nausea and heart palpitations while on Lexapro?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I took 200mg of Lexapro. Is that too much ?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 51 minutes later
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too high, need to be assessed

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Yes, this is a very high dose, the maximum dose is normally 20 mg and this is 10 times this amount.

There is increased risk of drowsiness, dizziness, seizures, nausea, confusion, agitation, palpitations.

It would be best for you to be seen as soon as possible

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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