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

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Dr. Meredith Moroff
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Meredith Moroff
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Dr. Jura Adams
Psychiatry

In brief: Zoloft/alexia pro

Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant that is activating(it tends to give you more energy).
Lex apron is an antidepressant that has a more calming effect.

In brief: Zoloft/alexia pro

Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant that is activating(it tends to give you more energy).
Lex apron is an antidepressant that has a more calming effect.
Dr. Jura Adams
Dr. Jura Adams
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