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Old 04-18-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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How to use liquid lexapro?

I am confused. I am gonna start with liquid lexapro tonight

My doctor said that i have to just drop 5 drops in my mouth,..but seems difficult. I am afraid i will drop 1 more then intented. The pharmacist said that i can drop it on a spoon cause when i drop it in water she says;..then not all the water is consumed (some is left on the glass). And the information that goes with the bottle says with liquid but its weird. Its in dutch but literally translated it says:

-Always follow the advice of your doctor.

-Drop the needed ammount of drops in your drink (water, orangejuice or applejuice), stir it a bit and then drink.

-Be aware to not mix the lexapro drops with other fluids.


Point 2 and 3 seem paradoxal.

Please tell me how to take this "medicin". If with water...how much water?? I couldnt find it on the forum when i searched
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

Anyone? Need to take it in 2 hrs and dont know how
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

Can you go to a chemist and get a syringe?
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

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Can you go to a chemist and get a syringe?
The syringe is kinda build inside the bottle. I think it works..i can get 1 drop out of it. But how do you swallow it? directly in your mouth? or with water? and how much water? Or on a spoon?
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

I take the liquid first and swallow that then have a sip of water as i dont really like the taste.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

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I take the liquid first and swallow that then have a sip of water as i dont really like the taste.
you take it from a spoon or directly in your mouth Julie ann?
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

I squirt it directly into my mouth from the syringe.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #8
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

Ahh yes a syringe can do that...the thingie i have (connected to the bottle) cant.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

I am not sure what you mean. Can you remove what is connected to the bottle and get a syringe from chemist and put the syringe in the bottle that way?
Can you take a pic?
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:36 PM   #10
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

The closing of the bottle is in such a way that when you hold it upside down;.it comes out per drop. And i count per drop. 1 drop = 1 mg and i cut per 1 mg. So thats ok. But i am confused on how to take the drops. Pic:


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Old 04-18-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

I see now! If you got to take five drops maybe just do five drops onto a spoon and take it that way. Swallow it on its own then have a sip of water.
How does that sound? They make it so hard dont they?
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #12
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

Yes,..especially cause my psychiatrist, the pharmacy and the instructions all say something different.
Normally i am more relaxed with this kinda stuff. But this is something i dont wanna mess up.
Took it from a spoon now. Hope it is ok.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #13
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

20 drops per milliliter and 20mg per milliliter, so it's 1mg per drop...you've got it right.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:01 PM   #14
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

Is it best to put the drops on a spoon scotty? Or in a glass of water?
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #15
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Re: How to use liquid lexapro?

Spoon or right on your tongue if you can accurately do the drops. I'm not a fan of mixing things in water. It just gives you a larger volume of nasty taste.
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