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Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: Aropax Question


 tanmanEXE - Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:34 pm

I'm 16 and my psychiatrist prescribed me with Aropax and Zyprexa because I have social anxiety disorder.

Since Aropax takes around three weeks to come into effect, it is the same time where I will not have any social interaction since I will be on a school break.

I haven't started taking it but should I start taking it anyway?
 Faye Lang, RN, MSW - Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:38 pm

Hello, tanmanEXE,

Yes, you should start taking the prescribed medications right away, unless your doctor specifically told you to wait. Since it does take some time for Aropax and Zyprexa to become effective, your first few weeks back at school will be much easier if you establish effective blood levels now. Once you have started taking your medications, don't skip doses or alter the way you take them without first consulting your doctor.

Good luck to you!

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