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Are fluoxetine and escitalopram similar in effectiveness?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: They r both ssris

Prozac was 1st on the market--longer 1/2 life takes longer 2 start working Lexapro (escitalopram) most prescribed by psychiatrists--fewest side effects both r effective.

In brief: They r both ssris

Prozac was 1st on the market--longer 1/2 life takes longer 2 start working Lexapro (escitalopram) most prescribed by psychiatrists--fewest side effects both r effective.
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Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

According to the american psychiatric association treatment guidelines for depression, both of these medications have an equal opportunity to treat individuals.

In brief: Yes

According to the american psychiatric association treatment guidelines for depression, both of these medications have an equal opportunity to treat individuals.
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