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A 57-year-old male asked:

I am on 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) and 8mg of diazepam daily.the last2 2 weeks i am irritable and aggressive.my dr put me on centrax for a month.i feel better,why?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Individual response.: Different individuals respond to different medications even if the medications belong to the same class of medications. Diazepam is a longer acting benzodiazepam but Centrax, Prazepam is shorter acting benzodiazepine . It could be also explained by the antidepressant working and you are less depressed. As they say, depression is "frozen anger".

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Last updated Jul 10, 2015

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