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dr which med has the most side effects,remeron or lexapro (escitalopram). for anxiety.thanks?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Not how it works: These, both effective medications, have potential side effect lists that are nearly identical. Side effects are an individual's response to the medication. They cannot be distinguished in an individual until the patient has taken one or the other.
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Which med is best?: Remeron (mirtazapine) & lexapro (escitalopram, an SSRI) are two meds that may be prescribed to treat anxiety. Neither medication is better than the other in all people, nor does one have fewer side effects *in all people*, all of the time. The best med for you, will be the one that has the best risk/benefit and side effect profile in *your* case. To understand ur profile w/ ea. med talk 2 ur doc!

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