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A 57-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 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 19 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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Ireland
A 57-year-old male asked:

Which is better for anxiety, Remeron or Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chester Berschling
Psychiatry 51 years experience
Anxiety: Actually neither. Both drugs can have side effects of anxiety. Having anxiety is human. Tree stumps do not experience anxiety. Best to get a careful and competent evaluation and not rush to medications for human feelings. Side eff cats can be long lasting and sometimes can be quite serious
Last updated Oct 4, 2018

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