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Doctor insights on: Escitalopram Oxalate Vs Lexapro

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Are there other option for escitalopram than Lexapro?

Are there other option for escitalopram than Lexapro?

No generic: There is no generic form of lexapro (escitalopram). People think at times that Celexa (citalopram) is a genetic for but is not.

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Please describe the medication: lexapro (escitalopram)?

Please describe the medication: lexapro (escitalopram)?

SSRI Antidepressant: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a newer ssri antidepressant approved for treatment of unipolar (as opposed to bipolar) depression and generalized anxiety. It is commonly additionally used for a variety of other anxiety conditions. Full benefit can take weeks. It is relatively less likely to result in medication interactions. All antidepressants have risk of emergent suicidal thinking in young people.

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Is 15mg of lexapro (escitalopram) as good as 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D. Thanks?

Is 15mg of lexapro (escitalopram) as good as 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D. Thanks?

Lexapro (escitalopram): What may be a "good dose" of Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety for one person may be different for the next. Lexapro (escitalopram) dosing must be individualized to target anxiety symptoms. If your anxiety responds as well to 15 mg as to 20 mg then stay on the 15 mg. Discuss best dose for you with prescribing doctor. Best wishes.

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Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

See below: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, GI problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, decreased appetite, and disrupted sleep. Many symptoms subside after 2 to 3 weeks. Stay on the medication for a couple of months to give it a chance to work. Often people quit too soon!

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bleeding?

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bleeding?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Very rare side-effect is GI bleeding from decrease platelet count. Caution if use with Aspirin or Anticoagulants.

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Is 30mg Lexapro (escitalopram) ok for anxiety?

Is 30mg Lexapro (escitalopram) ok for anxiety?

Depends on patient: Doses of 20 to 80 mg are usually prescribed for anxiety and or depression.

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hypoglycemia?

Rare, but yes: 0.7% of people on Lexapro (escitalopram) have had hypoglycemia.Many were on Insulin or setoquel. Some were not. 50% had resolution when the drug was stopped, making it likely that these were the ones where Lexapro (escitalopram) was the cause. That would theoretically bring the risk to about 0.35% or 35/10, 000 users. Sorry if it's happening to you. Wish you had won a more profitable lottery.

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Are alegra or Lexapro (escitalopram) effective?

Are alegra or Lexapro (escitalopram) effective?

DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: This is confusing. Allegra is an allergy medication and Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant medication. Yes they are both effective for what they are indicated for treating.

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) give you a headache?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) give you a headache?

Yes, it can: Headache is one of the common side effects of escitalopram and occurs in 25% of patients who are taking it. It’s not a bad idea to report it to the person who prescribed it - as it has to do with how well you’re tolerating the medication. Know that the headache is expected to go away within a few weeks of starting the medicine or increasing the dose.

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How can I lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

The same way: You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram). Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) though it can cause weight gain, is not a huge offender in this category.

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What amount Lexapro (escitalopram) can kill you?

What amount Lexapro (escitalopram) can kill you?

Call your doctor!: Please call your psychiatrist (or the primary care doctor) who prescribed you this medicine asap, and ask him or her this question. Also you can call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. They will be happy to assist you. If you feel suicidal you can also go to your local emergency room.

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Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

Yes: Yes you can under the supervision of your physician. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant which also helps with anxiety/panic attacks in the long run when you remain adherent to your medications. Ativan is used only as a rescue medication only to be taken as needed for times when you have breakthrough anxiety. With regular Lexapro (escitalopram) use, your anxiety or panic attacks should decrease in frequency.

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Could 125 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) kill you?

Although that: Would not be considered a lethal overdose of Lexapro (escitalopram) - it is concerning that you ask. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.

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Will Lexapro (escitalopram) cause skin mottling?

Will Lexapro (escitalopram) cause skin mottling?

Lexapro (escitalopram): No. Lexapro (escitalopram) should not cause skin mottling.

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Can you take chantix with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you take chantix with lexapro (escitalopram)?

Chantix: Chantix can occasionally add to the mood symptoms which the Lexapro (escitalopram) is supposed to releave, however, the effect is minimal & there is no direct harmful effect of using both.

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