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(also known as Escitalopram, Cipralex)
Escitalopram acts as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI. It is typically used as an antidepressant to treat depression associated with mood disorders although also may be used in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder and anxiety, including OCD. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Depression
7661
61%
Anxiety
3662
65%
Eating Disorders
881
54%
Obsessive Compulsive Di...
686
64%
Bipolar Disorder
715
82%
Overall, 64% (15855 Members) find Lexapro helpful
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Lexapro Reviews

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Only used it for about 6 months. Started to control my anxiety with natural remedies... positive thinking and practicing self love.
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When I was on this it took a month for the side effects to subside but it did help after a month.
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Used it but cost too much--using Celexa now--works well
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Worked for awhile, but stopped.
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Was on for years, but eventually stopped working and caused weight gain.
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Cirpalex worked very well for me. I no longer feel bad every day, only every once in a while. The only side affect I experienced was weight gain.
Working / Worked
This medication worked the best for me. After a couple years, though, it stopped working for me.
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It kept my anxiousness at bay and stop crying spells.
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worked but caused joint pain
Working / Worked
Lexapro interestingly ironically enables me to drink in that its anitdepressive properties ease the terrible grievous void I feel the day after imbibing. However its neutralizing impact is lessening with time. Alcohol is winning.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: lexapro
    Lexapro causes constipation, I wouldn't take it http://www.drugs.com/sfx/lexapro-side-effects.html [More]
  2. Discussion: Citalopram vs Escitalopram
    isn't that lexapro? the Estilo??? if so i had night sweats on it but it worked great for me for years [More]
  3. Discussion: I've been put on Cipralex
    Cipralex is the same drug thats called Lexapro in the U.S. Some studies show that it and Zoloft are slightly superior to the other SSRIs in % of peopl... [More]
  4. Discussion: I took Escitalopram for the first time
    Your lucky, most people who take Lexapro for the first week or so, can barely sleep. [More]
  5. Advice: Cipralex newbie with questions
    Cipralex is another brand name for the SSRI most people would recognize as Lexapro. It falls in the middle range of SSRIs as far as most energizing[P... [More]