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What is the difference between. Citalopram and escitalopram?

What is the difference between. Citalopram and escitalopram?

Citalopram: Citalopram and escitalopram are similar, one is a isomer of the other and supposed to be more effective and safer at lower dosages. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

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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What is the difference between Lexapro (escitalopram) and celexa?

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 more

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What is the difference between Zoloft and lexapro (escitalopram)?

What is the difference between Zoloft and lexapro (escitalopram)?

Not much: Both are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or ssris, a fancy way of saying they help your brain hold onto and use more of the serotonin it has. Serotonin is one of the chemicals in your body related to happy things, like food, sex, and sleep (which is why the side effects often affect these issues). Celexa, prozac, Paxil (paroxetine) are also in class. Diff comes in personal brain chemistry + med. ...Read more

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What is the difference between clonazepam and sertraline?

What is the difference between clonazepam and sertraline?

Clonazapam & Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft) is an SSRI and is usually a 1st line drug for anxiety or depression. It takes a few days -weeks to work and is very effective. Clonazapam (Klonopin)is a Benzodiazepine, Schedule IV controlled substance, It works immediately and is most often used to treat anxiety, & panic attack It is a CNS depressant.Neither can be stopped abruptly due to withdrawal syndrome ...Read more

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What is the difference between celexa (citalopram) and ativan?

What is the difference between celexa (citalopram) and ativan?

Celexa (citalopram) and Ativan : Are different in many ways. Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant/anti anxiety medication and is not addictive while Ativan is an anti anxiety medication and can be addictive. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Zoloft (sertraline) and venaflaxine?

What is the difference between Zoloft (sertraline) and venaflaxine?

Both antidepressants: Both are antidepressants that work on different neurotransmitters associated with the development of depression; serotonin, Dopamine and norepinephrine. Zoloft is an ssri. Inhibits serotonin from being taking up by the nerve so it circulates in the system longer. Venlafexine (effexor) is a snri. It is a serotonin, norepinephrine inhibitor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Prozac (fluoxetine) and celexa?

What is the difference between Prozac (fluoxetine) and celexa?

Prozac (fluoxetine) was prototype: Prozac or fluoxetine was the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Later ssri's that were developed worked on other subtypes of the serotonin receptors in the brain and thus in theory had less side effects. Also they were metabolized differently by the liver. Therefore duration of action or interaction with other medications differed. An example would be different degree of sexual problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between citalopram and citalopram hydrobromide?

What is the difference between citalopram and citalopram hydrobromide?

Nothing: Nothing. The active ingredient is the same. It's just the type of salt it is. ...Read more

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What is the difference between citalopram and citalopram hbr?

They're the same.: The citalopram hbr is a more decriptive chemical term referring to hydrobromide, . ...Read more

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What is the difference between Effexor (venlafaxine) and zoloft?

What is the difference between Effexor (venlafaxine) and zoloft?

The difference : Between zoloft and Effexor (venlafaxine) is in the the chemicals they target in the brain. Zoloft targets serotonin while Effexor (venlafaxine) targets both serotonin and norepinephrine. ...Read more

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What is the chemical difference between duloxetine and fluoxetine?

What is the chemical difference between duloxetine and fluoxetine?

Differences: These two medicines share similarities, but they have different chemical structures, leading to different actions on the nervous system. Fluoxetine almost exclusively acts on the neurotransmitter serotonin, while duloxetine has a mixed action on both serotonin and norepinephrine. This difference will sometimes result in a person doing better with one medicine versus the other. ...Read more

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What's the difference between citalopram and mirtazapine?

What's the difference between citalopram and mirtazapine?

A lot: Citalopram is an ssri meaning that it causes increased amounts of serotonin in the brain. Mirtazapine is in its own unique class. Notably, Mirtazapine helps with sleep and does not have sexual side effects where neither are true with citalopram. Ask your psychiatrist for a full explanation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between paraxtine and venlaflaxin?

What is the difference between paraxtine and venlaflaxin?

Antidepressants: They are pretty different on the neurotransmitters they affect (serotonin/norepinephrin), half life, molecular structure, side effects (like weight gain, paroxetine causes this more often; etc) and pharmacodynamics. They share some indications and uses (besides obviously as antidepressants) and both are relatively inexpensive. ...Read more

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What is the difference between clonazepam and clonopin?

They are the same: Clonazepam is the generic (chemical)name for Klonopin (which is the original branded name). Since Klonopin went generic, there are now many manufacturers who produce the generic version. While all of those preparations contain clonazepam, some may be more effective than others given different binders, dyes and other inert constituents of the various companies' products. ...Read more

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What is the difference between xanex and clonazepam?

What is the difference between xanex and clonazepam?

Half life: Xanax (alprazolam) and Clonazepam are both drugs within the class of benzodiazepines. These drugs act on the receptor called GABA in the brain and nervous system. The half-life of a drug is related to how long it takes to clear from the body. Clonazepam has a longer half life, meaning it takes longer for half of it to metabolize. Xanax (alprazolam) has a half life of around 11 hrs. Clonazepam between 18 and 50. ...Read more

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What is the difference between alprazolam and diazepam?

What is the difference between alprazolam and diazepam?

Lasting: Alprazolam is fast acting benzodiazepine and diazepan is a long acting one. First one like 3 hours and the later one 12 hours mor or less depending on patient health status and metabolism. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between cymbalta and duloxetine?

Doctors, what is the difference between cymbalta and duloxetine?

None: Duloxetine is the generic name for Cymbalta. Cymbalta is the brand name for duloxetine. This drug recently became available in generic form, which typically will cost you less if you have prescription coverage through your insurance. They should work about the same. I have not had anyone complain about the generic so far. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Depakote and Lamictal?

What is the difference between Depakote and Lamictal?

Anticonvulsivants: Both Lamotrigene and Valproate are anticonvulsant agents. They have similar actions, mostly sodium channel blockers. Some of the differences are: Valproate is metabolized in the liver, its blood level can be measured, it is more effective in manic states but not depression. Lamictal has to be increased gradually, is effective in depression, and linked to Steven Johnson syndrome, a serious skin dis ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

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