Escitalopram generic

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Avatar n tn My dear friend's insurance company has switched her from name brand Lexapro to a generic, Escitalopram. She claims that the generic is not as effective as the name brand, Lexapro. She is becoming more depressed and despondent. Has anyone had a similar reaction or can anyone shed any light on this difference.
Avatar n tn I doubt it. Escitalopram is the generic of Lexapro. I asked my psychiatrist if the generic works any differently, as every now and then you hear of generics not working quite as well. She said there is virtually no difference in the drugs, except for the fact that one is a brand name and one is a generic. However, I recently went through the same thing as you. I'd been on Lexapro for eight years and did so well on it, and out of the blue it stopped working.
Avatar m tn i diagnosed myself with depression and i started taking escitalopram since 2 weeks. i didn't go to to any doctors. my symptoms are that i don't eat that much,am always lonely and don't enjoy things that normal people do,i think about death so much. anyway i want to ask about side affects of escitalopram especially the sexual dysfunction induced by ssri drugs. are they serious that i should worry?are they reversible??will these side affects go away after i stop taking the drugs?
460185 tn?1326081372 What are the generic names for Cymbalta and Lexapro? I know - I've asked this question before but forgot the answers. Just ascribe it to my bad memory.
Avatar f tn I have suffered panic attacks for 2 years and just a few days ago (Wednesday, Feb. 5 '14) I was put on 10mg Escitalopram. Generic for lexapro. The first day I took it... I had a huge wave of happy emotions. 30 minutes later, I was crying and feeling sad. Then, my body started feeling really cold and really hot at the same Time. About an hour into taking it... I had a horrible panic attack. My hands were tingling and my feet were sweating. I slept naked and with no covers.
Avatar f tn The last time i filled it a year or so ago I paid @$62. Now I have the choice of taking the generic (lexapro) escitalopram 10mg. My question is, I just started taking the generic Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg (at night) for only 2 nights now and each morning or in the middle of the night I have very loose bowel movements or diaherra. Is this a side effect of the medicine possibly? I have started taking fish oil and a multivitamine in the day time prior to this but not a problem.
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®.
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 Lexapro's generic name is Escitalopram. Celexa or Citalopram is in the same drug class, selective reuptake inhibitors. ( More commonly known as SSRIs). Escitalopram has been associated with changes in electrocardiograms. In post-marketing spontaneous ADR reports with escitalopram, QT prolongation, torsade de pointes, and ventricular arrhythmia exacerbation have been reported; however a causal association with escitalopram has not been made.
Avatar f tn I don't think either of these is a generic. The generic is escitalopram, assuming it's available. In the US the name brand is Lexapro.
Avatar f tn Lexapro indeed is now avalible in a generic form, Escitalopram, or sometimes called Cipralex. I used to take Lexapro for about a year, but never tried the generic counter part as they were not avalible at that time. Your question: "Is there that much of a difference in brand name and generic brand?" Well, there isn't supposed to be. In fact by FDA law all Generic medications must have the exact amount and kind of active ingreduant.
Avatar m tn I just wanted to stress again that the generic name for Lexapro is not Citalopram The generic name for Lexpro is Escitalopram Citalopram is the generic name for Celexa Two different drugs, but closely related
Avatar f tn If anyone has any experience with either of these meds escitalopram and lexapro which would you use?
336415 tn?1212363142 Escitalopram is the generic form for Lexapro. Their site pretty much explains all about it: Also, maybe read all the literature that comes with your prescription, especially regarding the side effects and contraindications. Hope this helps. Wish you well.
Avatar f tn Hi all I'm on day 4 taking cipralex after switching from escitalopram my question to you all is my anxiety is getting worse by the day and having to take a zopiclone to sleep at night will my anxiety slowly fade in time as I take the cipralex daily no other side effects to report just the heightened anxiety any info on this would be great Thanks Jessica
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.
Avatar n tn When discontinuing an SSRI, such as Lexapro (Escitalopram), there is a possibility of experiencing withdrawal type symptoms if abruptly stopped thus tapering would be appropriate. Symptoms of withdrawal include irritability, dizziness, sensory disturbances, headache, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, and in severe cases seizures. If you follow a tapering schedule and these symptoms still occur, resuming your previous dose with a more gradual taper should be considered.
950277 tn?1247278151 celexa generic citalopram and brand name cipram in the the eastern countries is produced by the same Danish company which produces cipralex/lexapro/escitalopram. In different forums one finds many pts using it. it's weaker than lexapro, exactly half its therapeutic dose in maximum and minimum. BP pts take wellbutrin, celexa, lexapro in the majority of the cases. A few take seroxat/paxil to go with lamictal.
15852112 tn?1443482448 My Doc. prescribed Lexapro ( generic ( IC ESCITALOPRAM ) for depression and anxitey I am having lot of nausea 0.5mg for 5 days then up to 10mg @ bedtime.I had been having a lot of anxitey after being in a coma for 5 days and fear that it will happen again lung failure from COPD .I know I am in the final stages trying to deal with. I also dealing with a Mentally disabled son 36yrs who lives at home as well. I am fretting over placing him in a group home. Under alot pressure.
Avatar f tn Hi all I just found out Im pregnant. About 6 weeks. And I have been on the generic form of lexapro for anxiety and depression. My doctor made me get off of it 2 years ago with my last pregnancy and now i know once I tell him I am pregnant again it'll be the same response from him that I need to get off of my pill. Even though I will be a mesa without it. Any ladies on here on lexapro /escitalopram and pregnant?
Avatar n tn Your best and most accurate advice will come form your physician. Lexapro is escitalopram and Celexa is citalopram and as you see from these generic names they are similar but not the same. One difference is that Celexa is available in generic form and Lexapro is not which means theoretically generic Celexa (generic form) should be less costly. Lexapro and Celexa are not interchangeable, and they are not approved for all of the same uses. Both are approved for the treatment of depression.
1475202 tn?1388955435 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved escitalopram as the generic version (or equivalent) of Lexapro®.
Avatar f tn Doc never told me why or anything, i've since discovered it was because people were dying of liver failure or damage and the company no longer makes it but that there is still a generic available. Was wondering if anyone still takes it with no problems. I was on it a good few years, then put on citalopram with subsequent major weight gain. Then trazodone which gave me palpatations as did escitalopram and had problems with others too, and prozac gave me weight gain too.
Avatar m tn I've been on the so-called 'californian rocket fuel' after not getting a significant response on either venlafaxine or mirtazapine separately over the last year and have now commenced escitalopram in addition as this current medication regime with all to max UK doses i.e. 375mg,45mg & 20mg respectively. I've been on the escitalopram now for 5 weeks and having second thoughts about this medication thinking that i should have asked for perhaps wellbutrin.
Avatar f tn i have recently been prescribed Escitalopram 5mg. I was wondering if anyone had taken this medication and were the results good/bad/indifferent.
Avatar m tn escitalopram BRAND NAME: Lexapro DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Escitalopram is an oral drug that is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Chemically, escitalopram is similar to citalopram (Celexa). Both are in the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class that also includes fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft).
574118 tn?1305138884 I heard that lexapro also called cipralex (escitalopram) is well tolerated by BP. There is also celexa also called cipram and generic citalopram is manufactured by the same danish factory. Would you kindly decide which is more suitable. PS: I am taking tegretol 200mg as an MS. I was on the verge of going manic again as I returned to anafranil (tricyclic) for 4 days. I directly stopped yesterday. But I need a replacement.