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Doctor insights on: Paxil Or Lexapro For Anxiety

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,320 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What's a better drug for depression and anxiety, Paxil (paroxetine) or cymbalta?

What's a better drug for depression and anxiety, Paxil (paroxetine) or cymbalta?

Neither: Whichever medication works for you, and is tolerated by you is the best drug for you. ...Read more

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Which is better for anxiety - Zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine)?

Which is better for anxiety - Zoloft or Paxil (paroxetine)?

Dependsontheperson: In some people, zoloft would work better and in some paxil (paroxetine) would work better,but in general wwould say that paxil (paroxetine) is better agent for anxiety ...Read more

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Is Paxil (paroxetine) or Prozac good for pmdd?

Is Paxil (paroxetine) or Prozac good for pmdd?

PMDD treatment: Ssris such as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) sarafem, and zoloft may provide relief from many symptoms of pmdd. Taking birth control pills stops ovulation and can reduce pmdd symptoms. Non-medical treatment which may help includes regular exercise, healthy diet (limiting salt, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol), and supplements (calcium, magnesium, b6). Please talk to your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety Lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety Lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Anxiety medication: Lexapro and other ssri medications are considered first line treatment for a variety of anxiety disorders. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) while often a very effective medication for depression (and off-label for add/adhd), does not have a significant serotonin effect and therefore is not considered to be a great medication to treat anxiety. It does help with depression that can be co-morbid commonly with anxiety. ...Read more

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What is better for anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia? Prozac, remeron, (mirtazapine) or celexa? Or maybe other?

What is better for anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia? Prozac, remeron, (mirtazapine) or celexa? Or maybe other?

Depends on person: All of the medications you mention can be highly effective. It can take awhile to find the one that has the best benefit with fewest side effects. At present, it's trial and error. We have no tests to match person to best antidepressant--although that is an area under active study. ...Read more

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Which is better for anxiety, Remeron or Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Which is better for anxiety, Remeron or Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Neither and both: The best med is the one that works for you. Sometimes you do best with a combo of both. I find that Lexapro (escitalopram) helps obsessing and panic better but can have gi side effects and insomnia. Remeron is very sedating and helps calm the stomach, and promotes sleep but can cause weight gain. It might replace some diazepam. I often combine the two. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) or remeron for Generalised anxiety disorder,Which is best please?

Lexapro (escitalopram) or remeron for Generalised anxiety disorder,Which is best please?

Generalized Anxiety: Thank you for informing about diazepam 8mg daily, Lexapro 10mg and Remeron. Lexapro and Remeron are not specific medications for treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Therapy with Medication is more beneficial. Discuss with a Psychiatrist: •Medication interaction of Lexapro, Remeron and Diazepam. •Use of Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin or Serax for GAD and ongoing monitoring for Tolerance •Therapy ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) better than Prozac for anxiety disorder?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram)  better than Prozac  for anxiety disorder?

Hard to say....: Neither one is actually "better". What matters is simply how you tolerate each one and which one works better for you. That's all. ...Read more

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Which is better for anxiety Tryptizol or Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Which is better for anxiety Tryptizol or Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Probably Lexapro (escitalopram): Both of these are antidepressants, although the first is a tricyclic and the second is a more recent medication. But please consider sessions with a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety and helping you to shift your thoughts and apply techniques to relieve anxiety. ...Read more

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Can i take Lexapro (escitalopram) for social anxiety and mild depression?

Sure: It may be very helpful for both - the best option is to combine that with talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy). ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) work better than buspirone for anxiety and panic attacks?

Possibly: Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if studied formally in a research setting although my experience with both is that i would predict someone would experience more comprehensive reduction in the severity of their anxiety and panic attacks in the context of citalopram treatment. ...Read more

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Tryptizol or remeron (mirtazapine) for generalised anxiety didorder. Thanks?

Tryptizol or remeron (mirtazapine) for generalised anxiety didorder. Thanks?

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about headache and, taking Remeron, Diazepam and Lexapro (escitalopram). Using Remeron or Tryptizol with Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition -Serotonin Syndrome. Lexapro (escitalopram), Valium, Tryptizol and stress can cause anxiety. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose ; and Therapy for stress in your life. Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga. ...Read more

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Can I take luvox for ocd and wellbutrin (bupropion) for antidepressant?

Can I take luvox for ocd and wellbutrin (bupropion) for antidepressant?

It is possible but..: Yes they both work in the body differently so in some cases it can be a good combination with Luvox (fluvoxamine) being effective for ocd and depression and Wellbutrin being an antidepressant that works differently than the Luvox (fluvoxamine). However, they both can cause side effects and it is possible that in some cases they could magnify each others side effects. So you need to go slowly with the guidance of your doctor ...Read more

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Can ssri meds for anxiety depression cause cardiac problems? If do which 1s can. Prozac. Celexa. Xanax (alprazolam).

Can ssri meds for anxiety depression cause cardiac problems? If do which 1s can. Prozac. Celexa. Xanax (alprazolam).

Prologed QT: Can be caused by either Prozac (fluoxetine) or celexa. Both of these meds have been used exstensively for >10yrs. It has only recently come to light that some persons can devreloped prolonged qt on their ekg which can predispose them to life threatening arrythmias. Celexa has gotten a black box warning. Xanax/benzodiazipine withdrawl can cause tachy arrythmias and other life threatening issues. ...Read more

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Zispin or Lexapro (escitalopram) ,which is best for anxiety.Thanks?

Best anxiety med?: Lexapro (or escitalopram) is an SSRI thats commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression and anxiety (& is FDA approved for both of these uses). Zispin (or mirtazepine) is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant. Itis also often used to treat anxiety. There is no on best agent to treat your anxiety anxiety. Talk with your doc about the right meds& treatment for you! ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


Paxil (Definition)

Paroxetine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more