How to Reduce 10mg LexaproWhat you need.
Pill slicer and (3) weekly pill holders. You will be needing 2 of the pill holders to fill for the 2 week reduction and the third pill holder can be used to fill up with the upcoming reduction so you do not have to immediately fill the pill holder after the last of the 14-days. Ideally, you would have 4 pill holders and have your next 14-day reduction already made beforehand.
Get Lexapro at 5mg tablets
You should reduce the 10mg dosage as close to 10 percent every 2 weeks as possible.
This first Lexapro withdrawal approach is if you have been doing very well taking Lexapro and have not had side effects.
Put (1) 5mg tablet in each day using your pill holder. Do all 14 days.
Take another of the 5mg Lexapro tablets and cut it in half. Take (1) of the halves and add it to each of the daily slots you placed a 5mg tablet.
This is more of a reduction than the 10 percent reduction but if you have been doing ok with Lexapro the odds are in your favor. You should be taking the Omega 3 Supreme though to eliminate the potential of brain zaps or other head symptoms.
After you have done the above for 2 weeks you will reduce the Lexapro again.
Take (1) of the 5mg Lexapro tablets and fill each of the days in the pill holder. Stay at this dosage of Lexapro for the next 14 days.
Your next reduction is to cut 1 of the 5mg tablets in half and fill the next 14 days of the pill holders with the ½ tablet.
Take the ½ tablet for the next 2 weeks.
If withdrawal side effects begin during any reduction, go back up to the last dosage you were doing well at and remain there until stable. If you are not taking the supplements we recommend for a Lexapro you should get them and take them for 1 full week before resuming the Lexapro taper once again.
If you are not going to use the supplements recommended, then you need to switch over to the following Lexapro reduction approach. Do not go back up to the 10mg Lexapro dosage unless the very first Lexapro reduction causes you to have withdrawal side effects.
Other Lexapro Withdrawal Approach from 10mg Dosage
Put (1) 5mg Lexapro tablet in each of the daily pill slots of your pill holder.
Next, take a 5mg table and cut it into half. Then take (1) of the halves and cut it in half.
Add (1) of the halves and (1) of the cuts of a half tablet you made into each pill holder slot.
This will give you: (1) 5mg tablet, (1) ½ of a 5mg tablet and (1) ¼ of a 5mg tablet. This will give you 8.75mg Lexapro dosage. When you cut the ½ tablet in half the ¼ tablet you have remaining may not be exactly a ¼ size. If a little more or less, it should not matter.
Remain at this level of reduction for 14 full days.
Put (1) of the 5mg tablets into each day of your pill holders so you have 14 days’ worth.
Cut (7) of the 5mg tablets in half and put (1) of the halves into each of the 14-day pill holder slots.
You will now have (1) 5mg tablet and (1) ½ tablet in each daily pill holder slot.
Take these daily for the next 14 days and only reduce again if you are doing well. If you have a problem with side effects go back up to the last dosage and get stable again. It is recommended you get the supplements suggested and take them for 1 full week before trying to reduce the Lexapro again.
Add (1) 5mg tablet and (1) ¼ of a 5mg tablet to each slot of the pill holder to give you 14 days’ worth. You should have some extra of the ¼ cuts from before but if you do not, take (1) of the 5mg tablets and cut in in half. Take (1) of the halves you now have and cut it in half. Save the other ¼ cuts you made in a separate container. Take the Lexapro like this for the next 2 weeks.
Place (1) of the 5mg Lexapro tablets in each slot of the pill holders until you have all 14 days filled.
Take the 5mg Lexapro each day at the same time as you have been.
After 2 full week you are ready for the next reduction.
Take (7) 5mg Lexapro tablets and cut it in half. Take (1) of the halves and put in each slot of the pill holder until you have filled each 14-day slot.
If you have some of the ¼ size tablets left over you cut earlier, put (1) of the ¼ pills into each of the 14 daily pill holder slots. If you do not have enough of the ¼ pills you will need to make some more. Take the 5mg tablet and cut it in half and take each half and cut in half again.
Stay at this level for the next 2 weeks.
Cut (7) of the 5mg Lexapro tablets and cut them in half. Take each half and fill the next 14 days of the pill holders.
Take the half tablet at the same time each day throughout the next 2 weeks.
You will be taking a ¼ tablet each day for the next 2 weeks.
Take (1) of the ¼ mg pills and fill each of the 14 slots of the pill holders. If you need to make more of them; take a 5mg tablet and cut in in half. Take each half and cut in half one more time to get a ¼ tablet.
Take the above for 2 full weeks. If you are experiencing any withdrawal side effects you should continue taking the ¼ tablet daily until the withdrawal is gone.
Once again, if you are not using the supplements we suggest for Lexapro withdrawal it would be advisable that you start them now. Especially if you still have some side effects.
Lexapro Recovery Method is about recovery from Lexapro. That is more than just getting off the Lexapro. It is advisable to start taking the recommended supplements for the next 45-days after your last Lexapro tablet. This will help get your body back to a balanced state, and get the JNK reduced again.
Most people that go back on the Lexapro, once they are off the drug, do so because the lingering withdrawal side effects do not go away. We want you to have a complete recovery. Do the supplements.