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Upcoming exams, not feeling too good. On lexapro. Can valdoxan be taken along with it?

I have been taking Lexapro 20mg for about a year and have been doing well but last couple of weeks not feeling too good. I have major exams coming up in May and was wondering if I could take Valdoxan with Lexapro on a short term . I've been on Valdoxan before and had good results but was taken off due to my liver enzymes increasing
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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You might have performance anxiety due to stress related to exam.

Lexpro is escitalopram which is very good anti depressant drugs.
Valdoxan contains agomelatine which is novel, good anti depressant drugs. But you must consult your psychiatrist before starting valodxan on your own.

You may also get benefit by propranolol for performance anxiety if any. You may have prescription for it from your psychiatrist.

You may also benefit by doing yoga, meditation or breathing exercise.
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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