Is celexa generic for lexapro

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Avatar n tn Like mentioned above there is no generic for Lexapro, but my doctor told me the closest generic to it would be Celexa. I tried it for awhile and it worked well for me, but I started to gain weight, so I went back to Lexapro.
1325193 tn?1450131036 I have found the generic Lexapro to be very good, and have only heard the usual side effects that all AD's have. But you should mention this to your doctor and see what he says. This all could be from your withdrawal or a combination of both, but you need to let your doctor know what is going on, if just for your peace of mind. Good luck in getting off the Vicodin, I wish you all the best.
1302779 tn?1287408629 hey all i am on 20 mg of lexapro and was wondering if anyone knows if there is much difference between lex and celexa? my insurance only covers generic and lexapro doesnt come generic and I know celexa does. any input would be great!
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.
176495 tn?1301284012 i was also on Lexapro, but it became expensive so I am on Celexa which is a sister medication to Lexapro. Celexa has a generic called Citalopram. However, you might need to take a higher dose of Celexa if it is a good idea for you to switch. Talk to your doc to make sure.....Just my thoughts.
Avatar n tn The company that produces both basically made a small (and insignificant) change to Celexa to create Lexapro so that they could hold on to their patent for a few mores years (there is no generic Lexapro currently). The Lexapro definitely helped a lot with my anxiety, panic, and depression. It basically took my anxiety down a few notches so that I only took a xanax if I really needed it (which was not often). Like you, I reached a point where the xanax was not doing its thing for me anymore.
Avatar n tn does anyone know how to deal with the insurance company. I take Lexapro for anxiety and Celexa is for depression. Im sleepy all day and want to cry all day, im irratable.
Avatar n tn My problem is that Celexa is not the generic for Lexapro and some doctors still refer to it as being the same med.
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.
407029 tn?1253996223 Forgot to mention Celexa is in the same family as Lexapro. However you have to realize everyone reacts completely different to these A/D's.
Avatar n tn com/ (This site is neither for or against the drugs, it is merely the listed documentation on the drugs) Once there, do a search on 1) Lexapro (which is also known as Celexa, and is an SSRI) 2) Lamictal ( which is also known as Lamotrigine and is an anti-convulsant) 3) Wellbutrin (also known as BUPROPION and ZYBAN and is in the aminoketone class of antidepressants). DON'T STOP TAKING ANY/ALL OF THE ABOVE COLD TURKEY. All have a warning to wean off gradually.
Avatar n tn I took the generic form of celexa for quite some time (over a year) and i gained about 50 pounds!!!! I'm the heaviest I've ever been and it's depressing. While on the meds, I went from eating mcd's for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a blizzard to eating less than 1100 calories per day (lots of fruits and veggies) with vitamins and daily gym routines (5d/w @ 30-45m at a time). I did this new life style for about 3 months and i GAINED weight!!!
681888 tn?1272925909 Lexapro worked well for me after the initial side effects subsided. Of course, I was taking other prescribed antidepressants at the same time. I no longer take it as I don't have insurance. I take the generic predecessor to Lexapro, citalopram, which also seems to be helping me. In my particular case I did not find it made me sleepy, but reactions to psychiatric medications are often very subjective. I recommend you give it at least six weeks to see how it works for you.
Avatar n tn You said you have only been on it for 2 weeks, you should know that it takes a FULL 4-8 weeks for Lexapro to even take effect in your body...with that being said, I would look into other things that could be affecting your sexual dysfunction. Hope this helps any.
Avatar n tn I loved how Lexapro worked for me but I got side effects. The Dr is trying me on Celexa next since he said it is similar but may not have the same side effects. Apparently Lexapro is just the newer version.
175662 tn?1282217256 I'm on celexa for PPD and anxiety. It has done wonders for me. Sorry but I'm not sure how it works for bipolar though. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Response varies from person to person. For me, the cheapest is the most effective. By the way, Lexapro is the same thing as Celexa; that is, your body metabolizes it into the same thing. After Celexa's patent expired and it became generic, the manufacturer developed Lexapro. There is no advantage to it, it just costs more. Stick with the generic, unless your doctor has samples of Lexapro to give you. I got a free 90-day supply before I had my Rx filled! I'm so sorry you feel so bad.
Avatar m tn Hi. I am currently taking Lexapro 10 mg and have been for the last year. I thought it was working good up till 2 months ago. My sex drive has decreased a big amount, i have these migraines that keep getting worst, i'm getting very forgetful (i'm 27), cloudiness in my head that won't go away. I just saw my doc today and he suggested i go on Abilify also. But when i went to the pharmacist he told me it would be $40 a month for the script. I can not afford that.
Avatar f tn She mentioned putting me on either Celexa or Lexapro, and I know they are SSRIs, and I've been reading up about them, although there is so much info to take in. I am assuming she'd probably go with a generic form of one of these meds. Some questions / concerns: I simply do not feel 'ready' to move to SSRIs yet, for reasons I can't address here. In any event, I heard they could be difficult to 'get on,' and I do not want to do that w/o proper support, which is in scarce supply right now.
Avatar f tn I'm interested in hearing your thoughts + experiences on this a good switcH or should I go for lexapro? Is it easier to reign in the 2nd time after you know your not going to die! Any help is appreciated.
Avatar f tn The psychiatrist told me that 20 mg of Lexapro is equal to 60 mg of Celexa, so of course that didn't work for me. So, my point is, if one drug doesn't work, don't be afraid to try another, but try to stick it out as long as you can. And sometimes your dosage just needs to be adjusted, or another drug added (like Abilify, Buspar) to assist. I really hope you feel better soon! Hang in there!
484508 tn?1290014144 version of Celexa, and from my understanding, does not come with that same risk, or at least not to the same degree, so if you and your practitioners decided against increasing the Celexa, Lexapro may be a viable option for you. Very best to you, please let us know how you're doing and what you decide okay?
Avatar f tn I have finally made the descision to take Celexa or the generic version of the brand. My doctor prescribed 10mg in December of last year but I just couldn't bring myself to take it because of fear of side effects and the unknown. I've never taken any kind of medication like this and only have been taking vitamins.
154927 tn?1205246451 Celexa and lexapro work best for me, not together. I was on celexa then lexapro and switched back to celexa. It's generic only now and cheaper co-pay. Good luck. did you get my post awhile back when I said that anxiety IS helped by A/d's. It was the last post so you might not have seen it, back when you were first asking about a/d's.
Avatar n tn I agree with mammo, Citalopram which is the generic of Celexa is almost identical to Lexapro. Lexapro is just a newer version of Celexa. Stopping anti-depressants cold turkey can cause severe withdrawal symptoms. I took it for a while and it only cost 4$ at Target.
Avatar n tn Lexapro is classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Withdrawal symptoms have been reported with abrupt or rapid discontinuation. The most commonly reported withdrawal symptoms include fatigue, stomach pain or nausea, dizziness/light-headedness, tremor, chills, sweating, and incoordination. Other reported symptoms include dysphoric mood, impaired memory, insomnia, irritability, shock sensations, headache, and aggression.
Avatar f tn I went to my phyciatrist who said --NO NO its not the generic lexapro but he gave me a script for name brand anyway cause I asked him too. no problem---- well thats where my nightmare starts---If you have health anxiety you may be able to relate to this.--The first night back on name brand lexapro I woke up to a visual , kaliedoscope vision,,I have a history of visual problems and visual migraine auras. But this was a litte different.
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin is not an SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, and a few others. Wellbutrin is an NDRI (Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor) which may not be what your body needs. There are different TYPES that work differently with the brain chemistry. After thorough testing from a mental health profession, such as a psychiatrist, they should be able to tell you what type of medication would be the best fit for you.
Avatar n tn If not, everyone suffers from breakups, no need taking meds for that, only time will heal it. So if you're only taking Lexapro for anxiety, and it's working, no need to take more for the breakup. On the other hand, remember the withdrawal problem, it isn't necessarily a relapse, though if you've never cured the underlying problem you probably aren't ready to go off the drug. That's what I've read, anyway.