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Doctor insights on: Escitalopram Side Effects

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When escitalopram side effects go away?

When  escitalopram side effects go away?

May or may not stop: The side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram) may resolve within several weeks or may not dissipate. It is the ssri with the gentlest side effect profile. ...Read more

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Does all escitalopram side effects ccompletely go away?

Does all escitalopram side effects ccompletely go away?

Not always: Side effects may or may not resolve within several weeks of starting lexapro (escitalopram). The good news is that it has an excellent side effect profile when compared to other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Take care. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

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! ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects change when dosage is increased slightly?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects change when dosage is increased slightly?

NOT USUALLY: Not usually. The change in dose should have the same side effects and may be transient. Not typically new side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to counter act my Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

Can you tell me how to counter act my Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

Can't: The nausea and headahces early on in treatment the first few days to a week should go away on their own, but vivid dreaming, sexual side effects, and increased appetite may not go away. You can exercise and be mindful of your eating to decrease the likelihood of weight gain. ...Read more

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Will Lexapro (escitalopram) have any side effects?

Will Lexapro (escitalopram) have any side effects?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Side effects such as nausea & headaches & upset stomach, also possible insomnia if taken late, caution not to use at same time with other ssris or st. Johns' wart or same or if have mood swings. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) have fewer side effects than prozac?

Does Lexapro (escitalopram) have fewer side effects than prozac?

Lexapro/Prozac: Possible since every person's tolerance differs from another. When Lexapro (escitalopram) first came out, it was the improved form of celexa, with less stomach & bowel side-effects, but I have seen patients that can tolerate different ssri's differently. Your doctor can give you good suggestions regarding switch. ...Read more