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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
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
Is it true that if I have no side effects with lexapro, (escitalopram) I should have none with celexa? For $$ reasons, i'm thinking of switching.
I took lexapro (escitalopram) for 6 years and then went to celexa for two weeks. I am now back on lexapro (escitalopram). Can i be having side effects while restarting lexapro (escitalopram)?
Lexapro (escitalopram): 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 (escitalopram)....I'm familiar with the 'mirror image' marketing but is there really a difference?
Celexa vs. Lexapro (escitalopram): 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 (escitalopram) 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 (escitalopram) 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
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
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