U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Laurel, MD
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?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 28, 2022

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.