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.

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

Depends on you. Both are typically appropriate therapy, though side-effect (SE) profiles differ. Remeron tends to be sedating at night, is easy on the stomach, has no sexual SE's, and can increase appetite at low, but not usually at higher doses. Lexapro (escitalopram) is not sedating usually, but can cause mild, brief, stomach upset, and can have sexual SEs. Both generally fine with other meds except no clonidine with Remeron. Read more...
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...

The psychiatrist wants to put my 9yr old on Lexapro (escitalopram) for her severe anxiety disorder. I want to help her, is this safe? I need advice! !

Dont worry Lexapro (escitalopram) Lexapro (escitalopram) is a mild antidepressant that helps anxiety. Do not worry about putting your daughter on it. I would put my daughter on it---in fact, my daughter has been on it! you will not notice anything different about your daughter at a low dose-except she will be calmer! not to worry! Read more...
Probably. Lexapro (escitalopram) is widely used for depression and anxiety. It is not commonly used for children this young, but most children this young do not have severe anxiety. Discuss your concerns with your psychiatrist. You may also want to get some family therapy. Read more...

I'm afraid to take meds. I Have general/health anxiety disorder. Prescribed 10mg lexapro (escitalopram).Take half at bedtime. Is it safe to take this medicine? Afraid

As long as you are. being followed by your doc, the medicine you are taking is safe. If you want an alternative/natural approach you can see a doctor of natural medicine or a holistic practitioner. Peace and good health. Read more...

Psychiatrist said twitches were caused by my anxiety disorder. Took Lexapro (escitalopram) once & felt "high", confused, & really uncomfortable. Is this Normal?

Anxiety, Lexapro (escitalopram) I am empathic to your discomfort. Lexapro is a medication for treatment of depression. It can cause anxiety, restlessness, confusion, agitation and hypomania. Anxiety disorder can cause twitches. At age 24, ,unresolved emotional conflicts, stressors of relationships, work and finances can cause Anxiety and depression See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment including therapy and medication. Read more...

Do Prozac and Lexapro (escitalopram) work the same way? Which one works best for treatimg depression and anxiety?

Essentially yes. They both work. Lexapro may have less associated side effects but stronger serotonin effects (so more serotonin side effects can be seen with lexapro). Lexapro was developed to get rid of the bits of proxac/ Paxil (paroxetine) molecules which cause other organ side effects. Side effects are still similar even if lessened. For sure, Lexapro seems to have less interactions with other medications. Read more...
SSRIs. Prozac and Lexapro (escitalopram) are ssris for the treatment of depression. Lexapro (escitalopram) is also approved for treating anxiety, panic, and ocd, as well as in treating autistic spectrum disorders such as asperger's. While both medications are similar, the molecules are still somewhat different. Read more...

Which works quicker and is better for anxiety and depression: Prozac or Celexa? I was on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 years and it stopped working.

Antidepressant Medic. Your emotional Health is Precious! Lack of good response of Lexapro (escitalopram) for depression while taking for 2 years indicates that you will benefit fro therapy to undestand stressors causing depression with feelings of sadness, crying spells, hurt shame, guilt, resentment, frustration; how to overcome these feelings. Prozac and Celexa will not help as they are in the same family of medication as Lexapro (escitalopram) Read more...