Pexeva Dosage

Pexeva Dosage for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The usual starting dose of Pexeva for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is 20 mg once a day. Your healthcare provider may increase this amount by 10 mg per day, no more often than once a week, to a maximum of 50 mg a day. However, in studies, higher Pexeva dosages were not more effective than the daily 20-mg dose for treating GAD.

General Information on Taking Pexeva

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Pexeva include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • Pexeva is normally taken in the morning. If it makes you drowsy, try taking it in the evening before bed.
  • Pexeva can be taken with or without food. You can try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
  • This medication should be taken whole. Do not chew or crush the tablets.
  • It may take several weeks for Pexeva to start to work, and a few months for the full benefits to be felt. Do not stop taking this medication, or take a different Pexeva dose, without talking with your healthcare provider.
  • Try to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level in your bloodstream.
  • For this medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
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Pexeva Medication Information

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