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A 57-year-old male asked:

Lexapro (escitalopram) or remeron for generalised anxiety disorder,which is best please?

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Dr. Ruth Seaman
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Psychiatry 28 years experience
Depends on you: Both are typically appropriate therapy, though side-effect (SE) profiles differ. Remeron tends to be sedating at night, is easy on the stomach, has no sexual SE's, and can increase appetite at low, but not usually at higher doses. Lexapro (escitalopram) is not sedating usually, but can cause mild, brief, stomach upset, and can have sexual SEs. Both generally fine with other meds except no clonidine with Remeron
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Agreed. Medicines affect people differently but Dr. Seaman's answer seems to cover a number of issues.
Apr 17, 2015
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Generalized Anxiety: Thank you for informing about diazepam 8mg daily, Lexapro 10mg and Remeron. Lexapro and Remeron are not specific medications for treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Therapy with Medication is more beneficial. Discuss with a Psychiatrist: •Medication interaction of Lexapro, Remeron and Diazepam. •Use of Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin or Serax for GAD and ongoing monitoring for Tolerance •Therapy
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