Lexapro equivalent

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1475202 tn?1388955435 This med is for depression and anxiety right.
1475202 tn?1388955435 Thanks for sharing Randy! In today's economy we're always looking for generic alternatives to the more expensive drugs...this is good news!!
176495 tn?1301284012 Hello...I'm currently taking 30mg lexapro a day and apparently there is no generic and I have to buy 1 bottle of 20 and one bottle of 10...
1475202 tn?1388955435 Hopefully this will be much more cost efficient and will allow more people to use this med. Thanks for the info poohbear! How have you been by the way?
Avatar f tn I was told to switch from 150 mg Zoloft to 20 mg of lexapro and I am also taking 5 mg of abilify. I am SO WORRIED the lexapro will make e dizzy. Please anyone have insight in this. Please help. I am freaking out and so worried. And I think my doc told me to just switch the Zoloft and stop it completely and just start the lexapro? Is that right. Or do I need to wean off of it. I'm worried. I just took 20 mg of lexapro and not my original Zoloft dose.
1021784 tn?1306366611 Lexapro I was reading my experiences that I posted on the other board in regards to Lexapro, explaining that when I was on the 20mg dose, I became manic from. Also on one of my posts (on the other forum) I had my med list and both Lexapro and Ativan were on there explaining how they worked for me. The Ativan dosage was 0.5mg three times daily. While of course a doctor is needed in relation to these questions I have a couple of questions: 1.
458072 tn?1291418786 I have taken cipralex in the past (the Canadian equivalent to Lexapro) and I had no problems on it at all. I'm thinking, actually, that I could use some more of that great drug! This diagnosis and the treatment has been very difficult for me, and I think it would be helpful in getting over the "hump".
1475202 tn?1388955435 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved escitalopram as the generic version (or equivalent) of Lexapro®.
1475202 tn?1388955435 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved escitalopram as the generic version (or equivalent) of Lexapro®.
Avatar f tn Is Lexapro 10mg equivalent to 20mg of Celexa or 40mg of Celexa?
Avatar m tn Hello Dr, I was wondering what is the equivalent of Lexapro 20mg in Pristiq? Is it 50mg? I am about to switch and wanted to make sure. I also know that 20mg is usually the maximum allowed for Lexapro, is 50mg the maximum for Pristiq? Thank you for the help!
Avatar n tn Last month when I flew back home to India for a holiday, my doctor there replenished my medication stock for me. But he gave me a 6 month supply of Escitalopram (Lexapro) instead of Citalopram. Escitalopram is just the S enantiomer of citalopram, and apparently has better anti-anxiety effects. Today I finished my previous stock of Citalopram. Unfortunately, my doctor here near my flat is on holiday, tomorrow is All Souls Day which is a holiday too.
574118 tn?1305138884 In fact 10 mg of celexa is equivalent to 5mg of lexapro. So since I am taking 5mg of lexapro this would be equivalent to 10mg of celexa. But the 10mg tablet in celexa can be divided while the 5mg in lexapro cannot. So fearing that I should reduce my dose of cipralex eventually like I did before, then either I take my 5mg of lexapro every other day or switch to celexa by taking 5mg.
Avatar n tn Once she switched him to 60 mg, it did not seem to help so she decided to wean him off of celexa and put him on Lexapro since he had success with Celexa and it would be an easier transition. She started with 20 mg for two weeks, then 25 mg for two weeks and then 30 mg. Currently he has been on the 30 mg for 8 days. I spoke to his therpist a couple of days ago and asked her if I should be seeing some improvement since switching to Lexapro.
9648031 tn?1405042648 put me on 10 mg. Lexapro with .25mg Xanax to cope with anxiety. Take in morning and have tried to limit Xanax. Tried going to 20mg. with much anxiety and more Xanax. Well into 2nd month and feel "normal" for very short periods of time. Low energy and fear shocks prevalent all day. Sleeping Ok and in very good physical condition. Still functional and I volunteer. Please offer any helpful support.
Avatar f tn I was told to quit lexapro 20mg cold turkey and start 20mg of prozac the next day, which i did. The first 6 days I felt great then the 7th day hit and began having waves of dizziness, or feelings like my brain was shaking and having a hard time focusing with my eyes. I am now 4 weeks out from switching and continue to have intermittent periods of this weird "dizzy" feeling. Am I having withdrawal issues from the lexapro and how long will it last??
Avatar n tn This time, I am replacing Paxil with Lexapro, with 5mg Lexapro being equivalent to 10mg Paxil. I feel wonderful again, even on just 5mg Lexapro and 40mg of Paxil. However, I am going to do the replacement process over a 5 month period, at which time I will be on 20mg Lexapro. The important thing is to go very, very slowly. Just dropping all the Paxil and starting on Lexapro will almost certainly give you a Paxil withdrawal crash. Be patient. Go SLOW SLOW SLOW.
Avatar m tn HOW LONG DO THE THE AWFUL SYMPTOMS OF LEXAPRO WITHDRAWAL LAST? Everybody talks about it, asks that question, but no one with knowledge or experience answers it. It would be nice if the company that made it could post a study, or doctors who prescribe it regularly to more than one person could share their experience. The postings mostly are not recent so I am taking this as a sign of hope; they don't go back on after they return to health. :O) it's almost a month now.
Avatar f tn I had been on Lexapro and generic equivalent for 12 years. I recently weened myself off over a 14 month period. When I got to the point of taking only 20mg a week (5mg 4 days per week) I noticed swelling in my fingers. I completed my weening of the drug last month. I still have the swelling and it is now in my fingers, hands, wrists, feet and ankles. I am suspicious that it is minorly my whole body.
Avatar f tn I am in need of some advice or support while I attempt to go off 2.5mg of Lexapro. The first time I came off from 5mg and did a gradual decrease down to 2.5mg and stopped. I experienced withdrawals even from this small dose, dizziness, brain zaps etc. After 2 weeks I decided to go back on and experienced horrendous anxiety for nearly 2 months until the medication stabilized. The second time I decreased very gradually until I was nearly taking the equivalent of 0.
Avatar n tn Does anyone take Ciprilex (it is the Canadian equivalent of Lexapro). I have been on 10mg for nearly three weeks now and still have major anxiety about my heart palpitations. I really thought that I wouldn't care by now but I am still strung out. Anyone else out there taking it and how long did it take to work?
Avatar m tn Hello Dr, I was wondering what is the equivalent of Lexapro 20mg in Pristiq? Is it 50mg? I am about to switch and wanted to make sure. I also know that 20mg is usually the maximum allowed for Lexapro, is 50mg the maximum for Pristiq? Thank you for the help!
1475202 tn?1388955435 Thanks Randy. I just got my first refill of the generic. I thought it would cost a great deal less, but was surprised there is not a huge price difference. Every little bit helps though!
Avatar n tn What would be the equivalent of a Lexapro with such a high dose of Zoloft? Is it a good choice? I have been on Zoloft for 7 years and I am constantly getting dizzy - switching fromm 100 - 150 just doesn't cut it.
Avatar n tn But after a few weeks on the Lexapro, the xanax was effective again (and I really didn't need it much). Coming off of Lexapro was not bad at all. I was on 10mg (which is the equivalent of 20mg of Celexa), and just went down to 5mg a day for a week, then stopped. No problems at all. But everyone is different, and you might have to taper off slower than I did. Don't worry too much about coming off of the meds. It can be done slowly - and at your own pace.
Avatar m tn (Our particular insurance didn't have a price difference, so the pharmacy filled it as Lexapro.) My husband had been on Lexapro about 3 months when he was started into the transplant evaluation process, and him being on an AD didn't appear to have any impact on the TP evaluation. I don't know if the fact that he's also on inf/riba treatment makes a difference, but when he put Lexapro on his medication list, no one blinked an eye.
Avatar m tn The Lexapro isn't equivalent to Paxil. Nothing is. You need to withdraw slowly. If you then want to switch to Lexapro, that's the time. What you're likely to end up with is withdrawal symptoms from Paxil and side effects from starting Lexapro. So get more Paxil from your psychiatrist by phone, and if you want to quit, work out a nice, slow taper that suits you because you won't react like anyone else. You're on a high dose of Paxil.
Avatar f tn My family doctor said she was not comfortable prescribing this for me any more,even though I am also taking Lexapro (10mg) with it for Panic Disorder. I have mad an appointment with a psych for two weeks from now,and am worried that he will not perscribe for me this continuing dose. Should I start tapering off of the Ativan,and at what amount? (my doc just said to do it cold turkey...does she want me to die?!?!) Im very nervous and scared about this.
6424357 tn?1381333471 Hi all, I have been on lexapro for 7 years and my anxiety has been super high and i feel like its lost its effect. After speaking with my doctor I was switched to zoloft. I have been on Zoloft(half of 100mg for the first week) Today makes day 5.I have been experiencing some pretty bad symptoms after the switch such as stomach upset,nauseous,heart flutters, and increased anxiety/panic. I'm thinking its from just abruptly stopping my lexapro after 7 years and switching straight to zoloft.
Avatar f tn I take Verapmil, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Dilaudid and use a Fentany patch. I'm concerned something in my cocktail has tossed my depression off balance. In the last to weeks two things have occurred that make me think my depression is medication related: (1) Lexapro went generic and I started the generic and, (2) my patch was increased from 12 to 25. I can't think clearly I'm instantly angry. I have a very short fuse. I cry over everything and nothing.