A 51-year-old female asked:
was prescribed lexapro (escitalopram) 10, so afraid to take antidepressants. severe depression/anxiety.please advise on this drug the good and bad.iknoweveryonediff?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Jacobson answered
39 years experience Psychiatry
The good: It works for both depression and generalized anxiety, has few drug-drug interactions and a mild side effect profile compared with some others. It works as well as any of the other antidepressants. The down side, is a mild chance of tiredness or insomnia (managed by correctly timing the dose), some risk like most of delayed orgasm, mild hand tremor, upset stomach. Overall very well tolerated.
Answered on Oct 14, 2017
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