Are celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) each good for different conditions?

Celexa vs Lexapro (escitalopram) Lexapro (escitalopram) is the active metabolite of celexa. When you take celexa, your body breaks it down to lexapro (escitalopram). Celexa is much less expensive as it is generic. 20 mgs of Lexapro (escitalopram) is about the same ad 40-60 mgs of celexa.
Essentially same. Some pts tolerate and/or like one better than the other Celexa (citalopram) is cheaper but they treat the same disorders.
No. Celexaand Lexapro (escitalopram) are used for the same conditions. However, some people who cannot tolerate one because of side effects may tolerate the other.

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Just went from celexa to lexapro (escitalopram). Celexa wasn't doing much for me before. Will Lexapro (escitalopram) be any different?

It can be. Lexapro (escitalopram) and Celexa are not identical. If Celexa is placed in water, it breaks down into two mirror image compounds labeled left and right handed. Lexapro (escitalopram) is the left handed one. Alone, without the interference of the right- handed one it has much more of an antianxiety effect and a different profile in depression compared to celexa. I have had quite a number of patients who did poorly on Celexa and went on to do very well on lexapro (escitalopram). Best wishes. Read more...
Only the. Medication trial will tell. Often you might not have an optimum response from one selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor but respond very well to another medication in that class. Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) are very similiary. Celexa is a racemic mix ; Lexapro (escitalopram) has the active part of the medication cleaved from the part of the med that causes side effects. May be it will work for you ; may be it won't. Read more...

What are the differences in side effects between celexa and lexapro (escitalopram)?

They are siblings. Citalopram or Celexa is an antidepressant that works on increasing serotonin in the brain synapses.Citalopram has both left and right handed molecules as most compounds do. Escitalopram or Lexapro iis made of only one half of the molecules seen with citalopram.And so is thought to perhaps cause fewer side effects. This is why 10mg of escitalopram is equivalent to 20mg of citalopram. Read more...
Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) Celexa is citalopram and Lexapro (escitalopram) is ecitalopram, they are related and very similar. Much of the time there is an individual preference of one or the other and it is important to determine which one is personally preferred. Generally Lexapro (escitalopram) is slightly preferred and Celexa was recently shown at high doses to have a risk of cardiac arrhythmia. Read more...

What really is the difference between celexa and lexapro (escitalopram)....I'm familiar with the 'mirror image' marketing but is there really a difference?

Celexa vs. Lexapro (escitalopram) Celexa is a ssri. Although it is structurally unrelated to the other ssris, citalopram is a potent reuptake inhibitor of 5-ht. Compared to the other ssri's, citalopram is a relatively weak inhibitor of the cytochrome p-450 enzyme system. Celexa is used in ocd and panic disorder. Lexapro is a newer ssri and is not approved by fda for treating ocd or panic disorder. Read more...

Need an antidepressant that will help with constant nausea, lack of appetite & mild anxiety. Heard celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) make you nauseated.?

Possible. Although many antidepressants and any med for that matter has GI upset as a potential side effect, reducing anxiety with an antidepressant is more likely to reduce your nausea. Read more...
One idea . Although i know nothing about your situation, perhaps Remeron (mirtazepine) would be a good medication for you and your physician to consider. I would also note that Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) don't have to make you suffer from nausea, especially if you start with a very low dose and only gradually, over weeks, increase the mg. Read more...

Help please! Is celexa comparable to Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Not quite. Celexa and Lexapro are similar. Their generic names are citalopram and escitalopram. The only way to determine which would be better for you is to try each. Talk to your physician. Read more...

What is the difference between Lexapro (escitalopram) and celexa?

Lexapro (escitalopram) is more pure. Some chemicals, like Celexa have 2 forms which are mirror images of each other. (like your hands) chemists wil refer to them as left or right sided versions. While Celexa includes both forms, Lexapro (escitalopram) only contains one (the left handed version). Since these drugs act on receptors in the nervous system, like keys in a lock, the right and left handed molecules have some different effects. Read more...
Lexapro (escitalopram) Agree with my colleague. Also, the left half is associated with efficacy & right half with side-effects, so it is claimed that Lexapro (escitalopram) is tolerated better than celexa. Read more...

Were there any recalls of Celexa or Lexapro (escitalopram) in 2014?

No. I am not aware of any recalls on either of these two medications. Read more...
Recalls. Can't find any. In 2011 -- Greenstone LLC recalled generic citalopram & generic finasteride because of a label switch. "The involved citalopram 10-milligram tablets in a 100-count bottle and finasteride 5-milligram tablets in a 90-count bottle. Both of the recalled medicines carry the lot number FI0510058-A " See: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=141344. Read more...