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Dr which med has the most side effects, Remeron or Lexapro (escitalopram). for anxiety. Thanks?

Not how it works. These, both effective medications, have potential side effect lists that are nearly identical. Side effects are an individual's response to the medication. They cannot be distinguished in an individual until the patient has taken one or the other. Read more...
Which med is best? Remeron (mirtazapine) & lexapro (escitalopram, an SSRI) are two meds that may be prescribed to treat anxiety. Neither medication is better than the other in all people, nor does one have fewer side effects *in all people*, all of the time. The best med for you, will be the one that has the best risk/benefit and side effect profile in *your* case. To understand ur profile w/ ea. med talk 2 ur doc! Read more...

I am on 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 45mg remeron for anxiety. I get very aggressive. By reducing Lex to 10mg would it be o k. Thanks?

Check with doc. Your doc is best person to advise you. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an SSRI remeron is dual acting --my guess would be if Meds are related to your aggression it would more likely to ne due to norepinephrine/remeron than the Lexapro (escitalopram). Read more...

I am on 15 Lexapro (escitalopram).My Libido has gone. Would 7.5 mg of remeron help with this and mood. Lexapro (escitalopram) is great for the anxiety. Thanks?

SSRI Side Effects. Escitalopram (Lexapro) is an SSRI medication that is approved for major depression and generalized anxiety. Sexual side effects are very common and can be quite distressing. No approach to sexual side effects from SSRIs has been proven, but physicians have tried addition of mirtazapine, bupropion, buspirone and trazodone, with variable success. Read more...

Which is better for anxiety, Remeron or Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Anxiety. Actually neither. Both drugs can have side effects of anxiety. Having anxiety is human. Tree stumps do not experience anxiety. Best to get a careful and competent evaluation and not rush to medications for human feelings. Side eff cats can be long lasting and sometimes can be quite serious. Read more...
Neither and both. The best med is the one that works for you. Sometimes you do best with a combo of both. I find that Lexapro (escitalopram) helps obsessing and panic better but can have gi side effects and insomnia. Remeron is very sedating and helps calm the stomach, and promotes sleep but can cause weight gain. It might replace some diazepam. I often combine the two. Read more...

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...

Debating on whether to start my antidepressants again I used to take remeron now im switched 2 lexapro (escitalopram). How do these exactly prevent anxiety attacks?

Discuss this with Dr. Hopefully your dr (or others) can explain too. Drugs will not prevent pas, in fact they can be side effects of those drugs. That said, those are both used for tx of anxiety as well as both being prescribed in depression. I'd like to suggest trying talk therapy too. Cbt can really work for learning ways to both reduce the freq, severity & manage the symptoms you identify. Best wishes. Read more...

I am on remeron45mg and Lexapro (escitalopram) 15mg for G A D.I find the remeron brilliant for sleep. No Sex Drive with Lexapro (escitalopram).I want to wean off it. How is it done.

Not the place to ask. You're on some mighty heavy drugs for someone with just "anxiety disorder." I suspect that you're omitting some important details of your psych history. You didn't just wander into a chemist & make an impulse purchase. A doctor Rx'd these drugs for a reason. Discuss this with him/her first & foremost. Making any changes on your own is potentially unpleasant or even dangerous. Don't do it. Read more...
Work with prescriber. your are taking this medicine for a reason. Sexual side effects affect fewer than 5%, but you are included in that. You most likely will benefit from different meds for your depression. Then slow weaning from this drug will control any withdrawal effects. Call your prescriber to discuss options, but don't quit on your own. Read more...
SSRIs. The true incidence of sexual dysfunction is much higher than 5%, as originally reported to the FDA by all drugs like Lexapro (escitalopram). Many patients do not report this to their docs. Explain your issues to your doctor. Alternatives exist! Read more...