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Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  10 years post-MSW experience
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Thanks so much. I am currently on 20mg a day of cipralex and

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Hi! Thanks so much. I am currently on 20mg a day of cipralex and have been for about 3 weeks (started on 5, went to 10) I think I may have accidentally taken my dosage twice today - Don't feel any side effects or anything yet. But was wondering worst case scenario what could happen
JA: How is your mood? Are you experiencing regular sleep disturbances (e.g. trouble falling asleep, waking up early)?
Customer: Yes I am but have been since before taking Cipralex. Moreso worried about the possibility of taking a 40mg dosage instead of 20mg
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?
Customer: I am also on lorazopam but have not taken it for a couple days
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  LeahMSWuofm replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for writing to us. A one-time dose of 40mg is very unlikely to cause you any harm. You may feel a little increase in side effects like nausea, jitters, headache, etc. but this is not a serious concern.

Hope this helps put your mind at ease.


Expert:  LeahMSWuofm replied 9 months ago.

Hello, i just wanted to heck back and see how you are feelring? I am here to help and am available to talk this out if you have any additional questions. If not, I'd greatly appreciate you rating the question. This won't affect your payment but it will give me credit for my time. Thanks and let me know if I can help!