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I've been taking alprazolam 1-1.5mg daily for about a month.

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I've been taking alprazolam 1-1.5mg daily for about a month. My ARNP has been trying to help with finding me a non-benzo. I'm about 98lbs & started w/10mg gen. Lexapro plus my nightly 0.5 mg alprazolam just last night. I had insomnia & heavy agitation. Agitation that I still feel somewhat today that the alprazolam wasn't able to relieve. Is this interaction likely from the Lexapro, meaning I should move on to trying something else?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

non benzos like hydroxyzine or buspirone can help decrease anxiety symptoms.

what dose of lexapro are you taking?

lexapro is not as good as sertraline or paroxetine since these medications you can raise and fine tune the dose better than lexapro which only has 10 and 20mg dosing.

aggitation most likely is not a interaction between lexapro and alprazolam.

most likely the lexapro is not working effectively to help decrease your anxiety symptoms.

let me know if you have questions.