A 25-year-old male asked:
lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety but im nervous to take because antidepressants seem to have horrible possible side effects(friend attempted suicide on lex)advice?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
SSRI's are safe.: SSRI's were a breakthrough in modern medicine and are among the safest medications. All medicines, though, have two risks: side effects, and they may not work. Any suicidal thoughts should prompt an immediate call to your provider for follow up evaluation, and notify the doctor of what is going on . Do not wait until you schedule a visit.
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