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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 50 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
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Neither and both: The best med is the one that works for you. Sometimes you do best with a combo of both. I find that Lexapro (escitalopram) helps obsessing and panic better but can have gi side effects and insomnia. Remeron is very sedating and helps calm the stomach, and promotes sleep but can cause weight gain. It might replace some diazepam. I often combine the two.

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A 57-year-old male asked:

Is remeron a good drug for anxiety.or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better.thanks?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Both work well: There is no better than when it comes to these drugs. They are both effective and work well.

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