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

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.
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.

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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...
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Both work well. There is no better than when it comes to these drugs. They are both effective and work well. Read more...

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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...

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