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A 35-year-old female asked:

Had a bad reaction taking lexapro, (escitalopram) scared to try another ssri. what other ssris do you recommend, something i can take with buspirone?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
SSRIs: There are many ssris. Side effects may be similar. Sertraline (zoloft) is another one, paroxetine, prozac, (fluoxetine) citalopram, as whoever prescribed it if he/ she would consider other medication eg snris. Is it for depression ?
Dr. Tracey Marks
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Any of them: It's scary to try another medication after having a bad reaction. However, because you had a bad reaction to one, doesn't mean you will have the same reaction to another one even if it is in the same category.

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