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Risperidal or remeron with lexapro (escitalopram). Which is better?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
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In brief: Different choices

Risperdal (risperidone) and Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine) are very different, like comparing apples and oranges.
Either could be used with Lexapro (escitalopram). Risperdal is an "atypical neuroleptic", a powerful tranquilizer used for psychosis, agitation, & similar states. Remeron (mirtazapine) is a sedating antidepressant (helps sleep). Both often cause weight gain, & Risperdal other possible side-effects.

In brief: Different choices

Risperdal (risperidone) and Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine) are very different, like comparing apples and oranges.
Either could be used with Lexapro (escitalopram). Risperdal is an "atypical neuroleptic", a powerful tranquilizer used for psychosis, agitation, & similar states. Remeron (mirtazapine) is a sedating antidepressant (helps sleep). Both often cause weight gain, & Risperdal other possible side-effects.
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