Escitalopram (Lexapro, Cipralex)

By TRKnight2007 December 2, 2009 2,867 4

Escitalopram (trade names Lexapro, Cipralex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in adults; other indications include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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saber32
saber32 October 13, 2011 at 3:02 am   
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i got very nausea with this med

saber32
saber32 October 11, 2011 at 2:08 am   
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will you get a lot of weight gain
on your shelf

saber32
saber32 October 9, 2011 at 11:28 pm   
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it ok

TRKnight2007
TRKnight2007 December 2, 2009 at 11:10 am   
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Pros

More tolerable and effective than Cymbalta.

Cons

The side effect profile of escitalopram is close to that of other SSRIs, with nausea, somnolence (sleepiness) and gastrointestinal side effects reported as relatively common. Escitalopram, like other SSRIs, has been shown to cause sexual side effects such as decreased libido, ejaculatory delay, and anorgasmia. Escitalopram is not associated with significant weight gain.