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Been taking Lexapro (escitalopram) for five years. Once I stop how long does it take for the drug to leave the system?

Been taking Lexapro (escitalopram) for five years. Once I stop how long does it take for the drug to leave the system?

Not that simple: Assuming you haven't developed any liver or kidney disease in the last 5 years, the drug will be eliminated at the same rate whether you've taken it for 5 years or 5 days. The difference is that your brain may have accommodated to the drug in ways that are not dose-dependent. If so, how long the drug EFFECT will wear off in your case can't be predicted or measured in any practical way. ...Read more

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Is there a good substitute for lexapro (escitalopram)? It is extremely expensive and my insurance does not cover it. It was the one drug that worked well for me

Is there a good substitute for lexapro (escitalopram)? It is extremely expensive and my insurance does not cover it. It was the one drug that worked well for me

Lexapro (escitalopram): While Celexa is one option, and does contain the active ingredient in lexapro, escitalopram, the generic of Lexapro is also available and is probably far less expensive than the brand name medication. You should ask your pharmacist if escitalopram can be substituted and check with your doctor if he or she has written your rx as "dispense as written.". ...Read more

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Dr which is a stronger drug.10mg Lexapro or 30mg cymbalta (duloxetine).Thanks?

Dr which is a stronger drug.10mg Lexapro or 30mg cymbalta (duloxetine).Thanks?

It's not: A question of strength, but of effectiveness and presence of unwelcome side effects. This is something that should be mutually agreed upon by the doctor and patient being treated. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me what drug would be causing the groggy feeling. 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) or 20mg amitrypiline for pain. Thanks?

Amitriptyline: Amitriptyline is sometimes prescribed off -label to help with sleep. Chance is less with lexapro. However see that you take diazepam 8mg per day - that may be the culprit. Also remember that possible drug- drug interactions may contribute to your groggy feeling. ...Read more

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Which drug is more powerful for G A D, Lexapro (escitalopram) or Remeron. Thanks?

Similar: Lexapro (escitalopram) and Remeron work similarly. Remeron's advantage is it is used at night and improves sleep very rapidly so if there is a sleep problem this may be preferable. ...Read more

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What drug has the least side effects, Lexapro (escitalopram) or lustral. Thanks?

What drug has the least side effects, Lexapro (escitalopram) or lustral. Thanks?

Lustral: Different people respond differently when it comes to tolerance. Lexapro (escitalopram) is supposedly more tolerated than Lustral (Zoloft) & is more conveniently dosed (once daily). ...Read more

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Pcp tells me Lexapro (escitalopram) is a very "clean drug". I think I understand what that means, but anyone care to elaborate?

Lexapro (escitalopram): In some, it is more tolerated and has fewer side effects, compared to other ssris. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me which drug is causing a hangover feeling in the morning, 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) or 10mg tyrptizol. Thanks?

Tryptizol: Most likely the tryptizol (amitriptyline) as it causes drowsiness. Also, there is a drug interaction between lexapro (escitalopram) and tryptizol that increases the level of tryptizol in your body. And the risk of a dangerous condition called serotonin syndrome is increased when these 2 drugs are combined. ...Read more

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How can I maintain/ lose weight taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Drug works great for me don't wanna quit. However I've gained 40 pounds since taking.

How can I maintain/ lose weight taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Drug works great for me don't wanna quit. However I've gained 40 pounds since taking.

Less food, exercise: The things which are part of any plan are controlled food intake and regular physical exercise - discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Is remeron a good drug for anxiety. Or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better. Thanks?

Is remeron a good drug for anxiety. Or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better. Thanks?

Both work well: There is no better than when it comes to these drugs. They are both effective and work well. ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) one of the best anti anxiety drugs in the market today?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram) one of the best anti anxiety drugs in the market today?

Lexapro (escitalopram) has FDA: Indications for generalized anxiety disorder ; major depressive disorder. It is an excellent medication but there are also other ssri's that are very effective in treating anxiety. See you already take xanax (alprazolam). It works very differently than taking a benzodiazapine. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me 5mg lexapro but said start the first week at 2.5. Its for my anxiety but im terrified to take it....is this drug safe!?

My doctor gave me 5mg lexapro but said start the first week at 2.5. Its for my anxiety but im terrified to take it....is this drug safe!?

Its safe: Lexapro is an anti depressant and also used for anxiety. Its pretty safe drug however, I would recommend to get psychological intervention as well for long term permanent solution. Learn mindfulness. I would recommend '' Acceptance commitment therapy''. Go for walk. Eat healthy food. Wish of best of luck. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal feel the same as acclimating to lexapro (escitalopram)? Experiencing dizziness same as when I started the drug. Off for two weeks.

Yes: You may be experiencing an ssri discontinuation sydrome which may cause you to feel like you have the flu with sxs
like GI upset, headache, feeling faint or dizzy etc. ...Read more

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I suffer from G A D.I am on 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. Would it be o k to reuce to 15mg as I am tired of these mind altering drugs. Thanks?

Consult Prescriber: Consulting your prescribing provider is a first step. You will find that lowering your dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) from 20mg to 15mg may not have a noticeable effect. Combining this taper with psychotherapy or other non-pharmacological methods may provide better results. ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D for the last 4 years, My libido is non existent. Could you tell me what drug will not affect sex drive. Thanks?

Lack of Libido: I understand your distress of lack of libido.
Thank you for informing about Headache, Anxiety and taking Diazepam.
It seems that you do not have depression requiring Lexapro (escitalopram).
Antidepressants with the lowest rate of sexual side effects include:
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
Mirtazapine (Remeron)
Vilazodone (Viibryd)
Discuss with Psychiatrist about Diagnosis, gradual withdrawal of Lexapro (escitalopram); Relaxation, yoga ...Read more

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Is generic wellubutrin or generic Lexapro (escitalopram) a safer drug to take? Which drug is most likely to make me laugh and feel chippery more? How long should I give the wellebutrin to notice if it's working?

Is generic wellubutrin or generic Lexapro (escitalopram) a safer drug to take? Which drug is most likely to make me laugh and feel chippery more? How long should I give the wellebutrin to notice if it's working?

4-6 weeks for effect: Both medications have their own set of risks and benefits. Escitalopram is an ssri, and in very broad terms ssris may be better for most forms of anxiety than a dnri such as bupropion. Both are equally effective in treating clinical depression, which is different than being happy and gregarious. Bupropion can be more activating. Talk with the prescribing physician regarding your concerns. ...Read more

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What do you know about an anti-anxiety drug lexapro (escitalopram)?

SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-ssri) used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin) in the brain. Lexapro (escitalopram) may improve your feelings of well-being and energy level and decrease nervousness. ...Read more

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Will the side effects of effexor such as tiredness fade over time and is it a better drug for g a d over lexapro. Thanks?

Will the side effects of effexor such as tiredness fade over time and is it a better drug for g a d over lexapro. Thanks?

Feeling tired: Feeling tired after taking the effexor may or may not resolve. Somnolence occurs with lexapro 10% or more. Somnolence can occur with effexor up to 20%. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/lexapro-side-effects. Html. And see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/effexor-side-effects. Html. My patients on lexapro usually have little in the way of side effects. They are both effective medications. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective drug with fewer se to add to Lexapro for counteracting sexual se besides buspar (buspirone)?

What is the best and most effective drug with fewer se to add to Lexapro for counteracting sexual se besides buspar (buspirone)?

Sexual side effects: If the sexual dysfunction is due to antidepressants (usually ssris like lexapro) the most effective treatment is to switching (if possible) or adding bupropion to the regimen. Buspirone (buspar) may work sometimes. A doctor needs to rule out other reasons for sexual dysfunction, like diabetes. ...Read more

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I have been taking Lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 months at 10mg but still feel unmotivated & depressed. What should the drug be doing?

Should be working: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant/antianxiety med that usually works well as a member of the ssri family. The symptoms of depression you had prior to starting the med should be improved by the time you have been on the med 8 wks. 10mg usually works but can be inc to 20. This is likely not med for you and I recommend returning to your doctor to discuss different med- and there are many availale. ...Read more

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Can you get off that filthy drug Lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning off. Doctors should stop prescribing such rubbish. Nothing but side effects?

Typically, yes: While most people are able to stop Lexapro (escitalopram) without any withdrawal symptoms, I am concerned by your reports of side effects to what is typically a very well tolerated medication. I would recommend speaking with your prescribing physician to discuss a strategy to taper your dose and consider alternative treatments, be they pharmacological or otherwise. ...Read more

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Dr Which drug could be causing head pressure, 30mg remeron or 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Dr Which drug could be causing head pressure, 30mg remeron or 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Or neither: You haven't provided enough information for me to determine that your symptoms are really due to either of those medications vs. The condition of anxiety, headaches, or something completely separate from all those things. ...Read more

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Which of the following drugs are best for mild anxiety, lustral Lexapro or buspar, (buspirone) thanks?

Buspar (buspirone): Buspar (buspirone) is typically used for mild anxiety. Whereas lustral and Lexapro are best for different forms of anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety.

Lustral and Lexapro are best for conditions beyond mild anxiety. ...Read more

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Took 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) and a couple hours later took 25mg vistaril. Now I'm scared about drug interactions. I'm having an anxiety attack.

Took 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) and a couple hours later took 25mg vistaril. Now I'm scared about drug interactions. I'm having an anxiety attack.

Calm down: lexapro (escitalopram) and vistaril, no interaction noted between those two drugs, although it seems they would interact, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, goodluck ...Read more

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Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) seems not to be the blockbuster drug forrest pharmaceutical had hoped for as their follow up to lexapro. Any theories as to why

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) seems not to be the blockbuster drug forrest pharmaceutical had hoped for as their follow up to lexapro. Any theories as to why

No med is cure: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a unique med that fills a great void in our antidepressant quiver. There are many types of depression. Ssris treat more anxiety symptoms but tend to flatten affect and dull cognition. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is activating and is great for people with add and anxiety or who get too flat on ssri. These are different types of depression. No med is best for all types of depression. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) might be best for people who have abandoned ssris for side effects. ...Read more