Celexa vs lexapro drug

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Avatar f tn Granted, we are all different, but with that being said, I had virtually no side effects from Lexapro. Celexa is very close in chemical makeup, but that one didn't work well for me for my anxiety. I know it does for others, with minimal side effects, so it may be a good choice.
Avatar n tn Zoloft vs Celexa (Cipramil) Which have people found better are treating Panic Disorder?
Avatar f tn Celexa is pretty much the same drug as Lexapro, developed by the same manufacturer to get a new patent after the one on Celexa was up although it is somewhat different and people do report different side effects from the two drugs.
Avatar n tn Nor is it true that Celexa and Lexapro are the same or that Lexapro is a better version of Celexa. They can have very different outcomes, and both can have side effects. Lexapro was originally advertised as having fewer side effects, but in use that is debatable. All ssris are used for anxiety and depression; though they don't work exactly the same, they all result in serotonin being bathed longer instead of broken down, as is natural with used serotonin.
Avatar n tn w/ wellbutrin--just a little FYI-it is a major drug-i read that dopamine in it is much same as the chemicals in the major drug cocaine--not that Wellbutrin is bad i do not want to scare you but it is a major major big time drug) Well, i just got on this forum today because of Lexapro. As i said i tapered off Wellbutrin 2 weeks ago and then Lexapro slowly and off fully last week.
Avatar f tn Celexa wasn't one of them, lol. But I was on Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Cymbalta, Lexapro, and Prozac. I did the best on Lexapro and the worst on Cymbalta. I read up a little on Celexa and found that the MAX dose is usually 40 mg and yet your dr. STARTED you on that?. So, I'm thinkin you are very wise to cut them in half. It will take 2-4 weeks to actually begin working in your brain chemistry, but that differs for all of us...some notice sooner....some later....
Avatar f tn What about Celexa? Lexapro was created as basically a drug similar to Celexa that is supposed to be easier to tolerate, but some find they tolerate Celexa better. If you saw results with the Lexapro, but the fatigue was bad, perhaps Celexa may be a good alternative. Just a suggestion. I would try that or the Prozac before the Paxil, just my opinion.
Avatar f tn Maybe Lexapro would work instead of Zoloft or Celexa since it seems to work on anxiety more and is a cleaner version of Celexa. Maybe Lexapro won't make me so jittery. Celexa did work better than the other SSRIs for me, just jittery and Lexapro is the newer version. And, do I have just depression/anxiety, or do I have a mood disorder?! Just for the record I do take 100mg of Lamictal, which doesn’t really do anything but I’m also on a low dose of it.
672514 tn?1265658741 Been taking 30 mg of celexa for just over 4 weeks for anxiety....had dry mouth and a little fogginess for the first couple of weeks but that has worn off. I'm much better than I was without the celexa but still think it needs more time (or possible dosage adjustment)....been wondering if I should try lexapro but hate to change since I'm so far into the celexa. No ED for me....but was warned it was a possibility.
Avatar n tn He gave me the names of two psychiatrists and two psychologists, and he gave me samples of LEXAPRO. Does anyone have an opinion on this drug? Should I hold off on taking it until I meet with a therapist? Anyone have an opinion on seeking help from an MD vs. A PhD? Any feed-back would be appreciated. Thanks.
Avatar n tn Confirming the best however, my sex drive is back and I am preferring the natural endorphins that are released vs. the drug. I have modified my diet as well. I have had Cholesterol on the higher side. I have cut way back on foods that had Legs at one point, now drink mostly soy milk and have been eating lots of veggies and fruits. So far, not too anxiety riddled. Keep your fingers crossed.
495402 tn?1220621003 my doctor gave me a prescription for Celexa yesterday and told me to start taking it on September 8th. Is anyone else taking this antidepressant? After reading about all the side effects with this drug and suicidal thoughts, I'm not sure I want to take it, althought if it helps made the sides a little easier to take on the Interferon, then it will be worth it. I've never heard of this drug, is anyone else taking it?
Avatar f tn Ask for Generic Celexa....it is almost the same as Lexapro (it pretty much is the same) except it has one extra isomer. My psychiatrist said it is more calming than Lexapro, but almost identical. Ativan is fine for short term and it is definitely calming and it kicks in the same day usually within an hour. But you can become dependent on it. Same with Klonopin (same drug class), but I safely came of of Klonopin after 8 weeks with no side effects ( I just tappered off).
341953 tn?1209485491 okay, so i do not know much about either. I know some of the basics like what drug is in what class, but that is about it. i ask because my doctor told me i have a general anxiety disorder (i don't really get panic attacks, i get more agiated and angry) and that i am internalizing too much stress, causing my health conditions to worsen. my mom had given me one of her small ativans to try, and that did help calm me down, without making me feel all out of it and tired.
Avatar n tn Watch what you say about klonopin...you'll start being called a "benzo basher"!!! You see a drug that eventually makes your original symptoms WORSE is a relly great drug, according to some people.
Avatar f tn Also, benzos do have worse withdrawal symptoms and a higher risk of losing efficacy over time, depending on the drug, dosage and how long they're taken for. You have to be more careful with them and taper properly when you stop taking them. SSRIs have a "discontinuation syndrome" (nice way of saying withdrawals), but they aren't as severe. Of course, I'm no doctor and I'm basing all of what I say from articles I read on the internet and these boards.
Avatar n tn Can anyone give me an idea of how long it usually takes for your metabolism to recalibrate after stopping Effexor and/or Lexapro? I've gained significant weight while on these drugs (despite an intense exercise program and careful diet). My nutritionist and MD told me that the drugs likely altered my metabolism, but no one can tell me how long it will take to correct that. Most frustrating, I've noticed that since I stopped taking both, my weight gain has accelerated.
225237 tn?1333142599 I gave it a good try, but called my doc to say that nervousness was really not what I was looking for. Lexapro (the son of Celexa) took away the flavor of chocolate (!), and I called my shrink to tell him that. He (being a man) said, "I don't understand; is that good or bad?" I replied, (on the inside, naturally) 'You ninny; (then out loud) "of course that's bad." So he switched me to zoloft. That has turned out to be the magic med for me.
Avatar f tn I was suffering from alot of stress and then I started to get depressed so, I went to the doctor 9 years ago and he prescribed lexapro and vioxx due to a knot that had come up on my neck ' thinking back on that I believe it was caused from all the tension headaches I was having" anyway that night as usual I put my daughter to bed took the meds. then I went to bed.
Avatar n tn 2) Am I better off with Paxil/Zoloft + Wellbutrin or Buspar, or is my non-reaction to Wellbutrin a sign that it wouldn't do much in combination w/ Paxil? 3) Any other drug/combo better for my condition and side effects experience?
Avatar m tn Then, I had a severe sinus infection approx 1 1/2 months ago. Started questioning my use of this drug- the benefits vs. the side effects. Then about 3 weeks ago, this whooshing in my ears started. It sounds like a bunch of crickets are in my ears, constantly. I told the psychiatrist this and that I wanted to start weaning myself off of this medication. He said okay and told me to decrease my dose from 10mg to 5mg. He instructed me to call him in 5 days.
Avatar n tn how did you get off? the celexa is really helpful. but it is also an addictive drug. you cant just stop taking it without having serious withdrawal and possible seizures. you have to wean yourself off it with the help of a doctor. of course it is not as harmful as being addicted to narcotics though.
Avatar n tn Hi. I had breast cancer. Went through 1 1/2 years of hell & have experienced major depression. This seemed to correspond to the menopause I was put into w chemo (at 38). At the time my onc put me on Remeron which worked well but I gained 20# (I was 112#). She referred me to a psych doc since I didn't like weight gain & needed his expertise.. I am now on tamoxifen which limits the antideppressants I can take. I've tried lots!!!
Avatar f tn I too find ssris very stimulating (sleeping thru the night is a problem) I am taking Celexa which is not a stimulating as Lexapro or Prozac. I used to take Zoloft but after awhile it gave me alot of stomach problems. I too take xanax (.25 once a day) It seems to take the edge off. I take 30 mg of celexa, but I don't think it is working completely because I am obsessing and feeling abit depressed. I constantly have to urinate and do have diarreah. I read that Celexa can cause that.
Avatar m tn Mirtazapine (Remeron) 2. Escitalopram (Lexapro) 3.Venlafaxine (Effexor) 4. Sertraline (Zoloft) 5.Citalopram (Celexa) 6. Buproprion (Wellbutrin) 7. Paroxetine (Paxil) 8. Milnacipran (Savella) 9. Fluoxetine (Prozac) 10. Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 11. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) 12. Reboxetine (Vestra) Acceptability: 1. Sertraline (Zoloft) 2. Escitalopram (Lexapro) 3. Buproprion (Wellbutrin) 4.Citalopram (Celexa) 5.Fluoxetine (Prozac) 6. Milnacipran (Savella) 7. Mirtazapine (Remeron) 8.
415867 tn?1323369103 Newer antidepressants don’t have the same side effect. While Paxil and Zoloft do cause some weight gain, other SSRIs, like Prozac, Celexa and Lexapro, don’t. For Paxil and Zoloft, the weight gain can add up to five to 40 pounds a year. Some people do experience weight gain with Lexapro or Celexa, but most don’t. In this case, it is not a surprise to have idiosyncratic responses, since the chemical structure of all the SSRIs is so similar.
883151 tn?1245518109 Celexa is a Class C drug which means that it does not harm the fetus of animals but no studies have been conducted in humans. Class C drugs should be taken when the benefits outweigh the risks - it sounds like this is the case with you especially if two doctors are recommending this course of action. As others have said, SSRIs are the most problematic to take in the 1st trimester - this is when possible birth defects might occur (again, no evidence to show that this happens).