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Is There A Generic For Lexapro
How long does it take for mylan's generic of Lexapro to fully work? I've been on it for 1 month & my anxiety is out of control & sodium makes it wors
3-5 weeks or so: 3-4 weeks is common before ssris show clinical effectiveness. Usually a 2-4 week follow up after initial prescription is planned. If symptoms remain severe by that time, worsen, or are out of control, this should be promptly brought to the attention of the prescribing physician. Combination meds and psyhotherapy by a psychologist is often better than either alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also called escitalopram, it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for treatment of depression, anxiety disorders. It is the isomer of citalopram (celexa), originally introduced as a refined form of Celexa with fewer adverse effects. Daily doses range from 10 mg. To 40 mg. , average 20mg. Main side-effects involve ...Read more
I was switched to generic Lexapro a while back and had a terrible time with it. Back on original lex now but can't hardly afford it. Is there any other meds that would be comparable to lexapro?
Try another generic: Not all generics are alike-there are different manufacturers like teva, torrent etc. You might be fine on another escitalopram. Also the 5, 10 and 20mg tabs are all priced the same. So if you are on 10mg you can get 2 months for the price of one by splitting pills. Citalopram (celexa) works about the same for about half ot my patients but may have more side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The price!: With very rare exceptions, the vast majority of generic drugs are every bit as good as the brand name. However, the brand name usually costs a whole lot more! the active medicine should be identical but there may be differences in the fillers and binders (most drugs have many ingredients besides the active medicine). Some people may tolerate one more than another due to these minor differences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
?what problems: Do you mean with supply, side effects, effectiveness or anything else? Not aware of any unusual problems with escitalopram (Lexapro generic). It's a good medication, widely used mostly for depression and anxiety. Please be more specific and resubmit so we can better respond. ...Read more
Will changing from generic to brand Lexapro cause any issues? Want to see if I notice any differences in effect. Thank you
Usually not: Most people do not notice any major difference between brand and generic medications, as the active ingredient is supposed to be the same. However, in my experience, I occasionally have a rare patient who perceives variable efficacy between the brand and generic or between different generics. In those cases, he/she requests that I write for the either the specific generic preferred or brand name. ...Read more
Yes: I have seen no difference. Even if there were, it would be cheaper to add in more or take some away as indicated. ...Read more
Would the new generic Lexapro have the same results as the name brand if I have not taken Lexapro in like 5 years?
Lexapro: Worth a try, at least it is cheaper. ...Read more
Lexapro versus generic, what's up? Started generic Lexapro for the first time ever (never take any ssris before). Now i read online about people switching from the brand 2 generic and having problems.
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