I take Paxil for my anxiety and (just sharing here) I take my first pill upon awakening, which is early in the morning, than my second about 10am and my third about between one and two pm.

With all he & his wife are dealing with right now, & not knowing all his meds & what effects they may have, It's kind of hard to answer that. Nausea usually goes away after a week or two. Pledge has stepped in & given you the correctanswer . My problem is extreme tiredness!!! For past 3 weeks just 30mg lexapro. You will take it in the morning and it will be ok.I have the same issue with lexapro.

I wasn't really sure, but thought that if it was his lexapro making him sleepy it would be alright to take it at bedtime. Its a high dose and I split it by my own choice. And the most common answer is that it should be taken to.

If it says just take once a day, then it is your option when to take it. Also I think i will talk to my doctor about a sleep test.Hi LizardMan, & good morning. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of depression and anxiety. I was recently taking lithium as well as 30mg lexapro at night. It's horrible to be so tired all day & then not to sleep at night. As a rule its generally taken upon awakening. If it says to take it in the morning then I would either ask your pharmacist or call your doctor, but think they wil advise you to the same. What is best for you, personally, depends on many things that may be particular to your own life and body. 2-3 hrs of waking in the morning I am ready to go back to sleep. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sorry I was wrong, & glad you stepped in to get this right. Lexapro does not provide immediate relief or alleviation and may take some time to reach its full level of effectiveness. We use cookies to enhance your site experience and for analytics purposes.Most take at night, initally with something light like a couple of crackers, a large glass of water to minimize nausea that is sometimes noted in the first days. Best of wishes to you...Thanks Mary, I've given it an extra day off any antidepressants however I know that after tonight I am going to have to take something and it looks like I will start tomorrrow on lexaproh as I've got myself worked up so much tonight that I don't know nor understand what is wrong with me.

Available for Android and iOS devices. I have been talking in my sleep every night for sometimes Upto 3 hours. Usually at night: Most take at night, initally with something light like a couple of crackers, a large glass of water to minimize nausea that is sometimes noted in the first days.

I knew it would help you. Suit me but I think I will start out in the morning and see what result I get I would like to even my day out and still be able to sleep at night.Thanks guys I will start tomorrow as its 12.30 am here in Australia early on a Monday morning.

Hope you are feeling a bit better. Try searching for what you seek or The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. Lexapro is a common antidepressant, but there are some Lexapro side effects you should be aware of before taking the drug. Its filled for a week and you can look and see if you took the pills for that day and time.I totally understand, & if I had your problems would also be wroked up. Please take whatever it is you need to be comfortable. I have been on and off lexapro for years for depression, anxiety and bipolar.

bye bye now.Thanks guys I will start tomorrow as its 12.30 am here in Australia early on a Monday morning. I've read that Lexapro can cause difficulty sleeping - i don't know if that is true.

do you get better sleep taking it in the evening because i think my sleep is all influnced by drugs like valium, serapax and Temezapam and I would like to cut them down. And the most common answer is that it should be taken to. Regards, pledgeThanks for answering that one Pledge. Give or take a few hours. In the day time made me drowsiness. Its not the golden rule and you were also right on.

Using probiotics can be very helpful in relieving GI ... That is a long time to continue to have withdrawal symptoms.

Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. i dont take a lot but even a little is to much. I guess if I had cancer, I would have trouble sleeping myself... MaryHi there Mary.

Because of this, Lexapro should be taken consistently either in the morning or evening.

Its really how you end up feeling, responding to the drug.

I find it more comfortable regarding side effects (dry nose/mouth) to spread it out over say a 10 hour period of time. Also check with your prescribing doctor because you may need smaller dose that what you are taking now. I just had tablets and I think I've taken on but I'm not sure now I will have to wait for a few hours then do it again.

This is not predetermined. Effects on mood can take a few weeks.

Select one or more newsletters to continue. It tends to be sedating, hence timing of the dose.

Enjoy your Sunday and yup will be grilling later on and might early evening go to the local driving range and club a few golf balls. The worst part is when you go looking for any help all one seems to find is negative issues and not to many positive thoughts or results.I would get a pill box if I were you. I tried both time.Still looking for answers?