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Is it safe to take lexapro 20 mg and later take Prozac 20mg

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Is it safe to take lexapro 20 mg and later take Prozac 20mg but only for 10 days after ovulation. Worried about serotonin syndrome
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Customer: I meant just 10 mg. my doctor says I have pmdd and added the Prozac.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to JA. You do not have to worry about the serotonin syndrome given those medications and those doses. The serotonin syndrome is very rare, and presents in patient taking multiple serotonergic meds in combination at excessively high doses. You are only on two medications and at normal dose levels. So not to worry about that. Dr Frank