Ecitalopram nightmares

I am on escitalopram for six months. The med is working good for me but I get very bad nightmares and because of that insomnia for daysss . can I get any other med for dreams ?
views-icons 92 Views Bookmark this Answer

Answers (1)

Like the answers? Chat privately for 24 hours with the doctor of your choice

doctor profile image
Dr. Sannidhya Varma
Psychiatrist 5 yrs exp Chandigarh
Nightmares are a known side effect of escitalopram. If you are experiencing them, it would be advisable to take the medication in the morning rather than the night. In case that does not help but escitalopram is helping with your main problem, then a mild sedative at night will tackle insomnia. If escitalopram is not helping much with your main problem, then may consult your treating doctor to change the medication.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
0/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?