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What Are The Differences In Side Effects Between Celexa And Lexapro
They are siblings: Citalopram or Celexa is an antidepressant that works on increasing serotonin in the brain synapses.Citalopram has both left and right handed molecules as most compounds do. Escitalopram or Lexapro iis made of only one half of the molecules seen with citalopram.And so is thought to perhaps cause fewer side effects. This is why 10mg of escitalopram is equivalent to 20mg of citalopram. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it true that if I have no side effects with lexapro, I should have none with celexa? For $$ reasons, i'm thinking of switching.
I took lexapro for 6 years and then went to celexa for two weeks. I am now back on lexapro. Can i be having side effects while restarting lexapro?
Lexapro: no, I would not think you would have side effects although anything is possible ...Read more
What really is the difference between celexa and lexapro....I'm familiar with the 'mirror image' marketing but is there really a difference?
Celexa vs. Lexapro: Celexa is a ssri. Although it is structurally unrelated to the other ssris, citalopram is a potent reuptake inhibitor of 5-ht. Compared to the other ssri's, citalopram is a relatively weak inhibitor of the cytochrome p-450 enzyme system. Celexa is used in ocd and panic disorder. Lexapro is a newer ssri and is not approved by fda for treating ocd or panic disorder. ...Read more
Lexapro is more pure: Some chemicals, like Celexa have 2 forms which are mirror images of each other. (like your hands) chemists wil refer to them as left or right sided versions. While Celexa includes both forms, Lexapro only contains one (the left handed version). Since these drugs act on receptors in the nervous system, like keys in a lock, the right and left handed molecules have some different effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When switching from Celexa to Lexapro, will the Lexapro still need to build up in my system before it starts to work or will it work almost right away?
Not necessarily: Depending how long were you on Celexa, Nevertheless time while on one SSRI usually counts when switching to another, if taken constantly, in your case Previous Celexa use should expedite or shorten Lexapro effect to less then 3 weeks, but in pharmacotherary everything is individualy based Hope it helped MW ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recalls: Can't find any. In 2011 -- Greenstone LLC recalled generic citalopram & generic finasteride because of a label switch. "The involved citalopram 10-milligram tablets in a 100-count bottle and finasteride 5-milligram tablets in a 90-count bottle. Both of the recalled medicines carry the lot number FI0510058-A " See: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=141344 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more
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