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Can you tell me about generic lexapro (escitalopram)?

Escitalopram. According to the fda, generic drugs must have the same active ingredients and perform the same as the brand name drug. Inactive ingredients may be different. Read more...

Has their been problems with generic lexapro (escitalopram)?

?what problems. Do you mean with supply, side effects, effectiveness or anything else? Not aware of any unusual problems with escitalopram (Lexapro generic). It's a good medication, widely used mostly for depression and anxiety. Please be more specific and resubmit so we can better respond. Read more...

Don't have Alz, but am taking generic Lexapro (escitalopram). Will this incr or decr likelihood of Alz?

No data. The effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) on the risk for Alzheimer's has not been sufficiently studied to draw a conclusion. If you are taking it for depression or anxiety and it's working, by all means keep taking it. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...
Neither. While the causes are still unknown, the role of antidepressants is seen as none at all. Now, Alz Disease is not the only dementia and dementia is not the only reason people may have cognitive declines. Depression itself if not treated well can significantly bring loss of intellectual functioning and cloudy memory with difficulty gaining new memories. Over medication or wrong ones can do it too. Read more...

I have been switched from Lexapro (escitalopram) to generic and seems not to be working at all. Any one heard of this?

Generic Lepraxo. This is a not uncommon result of switching from a brand name to a generic. Often absorption and blood level peaks and troughs are not identical. There are reports of rising blood pressure among many other complaints. These have been reported to the fda, but no formal action has been taken as yet. Your doctor needs to make a medically justified case to keep you on brand. Read more...
Yes. Generics are supposed to be bio-equivalent to their brand name counterparts but sometimes they're not exactly the same in any given individual. Talk to your prescribing doctor about this. Give the generic a fair trial but ask for next prescription to be written "dispense as written" or "brand name only" or something similar. Your doc may need to fill out extra paperwork to get your brand name drug. Read more...

Will changing from generic to brand Lexapro (escitalopram) cause any issues? Want to see if I notice any differences in effect. Thank you

Usually not. Most people do not notice any major difference between brand and generic medications, as the active ingredient is supposed to be the same. However, in my experience, I occasionally have a rare patient who perceives variable efficacy between the brand and generic or between different generics. In those cases, he/she requests that I write for the either the specific generic preferred or brand name. Read more...