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Question Posted Sunday November 5 2006, 9:16 pm

will taking lexapro get you high? or kill you?
a friend told me he gets rly fucked up on lexapro.

how many do you have to take?
he says he takes like 5

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Additional info, added Sunday November 5 2006, 9:30 pm:
I don't mean this as in I want to
I'm just worried about him and want to know more abt it

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Erronius answered Monday November 6 2006, 3:03 am:
Of course it can kill you, imo just about any drg can. I would actually say that doing this can be more dangerous than taking your standard 'illegal drugs'. One, this drug isn't distibuted with the intent of making people high, so you have to take more than the standard dose to get that effect. That alone makes ODing likely, if you have to keep taking more than recommended just to get high. Note that ODing doesnt mean you'll die, or even come close. With this drug, its more likely you will have trouble when you take it along with other drugs than simply taking too much of this alone. But I would still avoid it.

And btw, there is quite a few drugs that shouldn't be taken at the same time as Lexapro. And I doubt your friend is aware of this, or even cares. Some of these are also misused and abused like narcotic painkillers, other antidepressants, and sedatives. Some are even fairly common, like cimetidine (tagamet), lithium, and Imitrex. So if your friend is apt to abuse just about anything, he might want to at least do a little bit of homework before he starts overlapping medication that he shouldn't even be on in the first place.

I am reluctant to say however, that it is rare to have a fatality due to overdoes of this. Of course, you might not want to make that known to your friend, he might feel invincible and end up proving everyone wrong and being one of the few who die.

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karenR answered Sunday November 5 2006, 11:00 pm:
Take to much of almost any medication and it will fuck you up. You risk death or very serious damage
to yourself every time you take to much. Here are some symptoms of an OD. If it seems to you he has the symptoms then see he gets medical treatment immediately.

massive overdose of Lexapro can be fatal.

* Typical symptoms of Lexapro overdose include:
Dizziness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, tremors, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat, seizures

In rare cases, an overdose may also cause memory loss, confusion, coma, breathing problems, muscle wasting, irregular heartbeat, and a bluish tinge to the skin.

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