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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

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Overall, 64% (16406 Members) find Lexapro helpful

Lexapro Reviews

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10mg daily to help depression it seems ot be working pretty well. Its everything else in my life thats gone to hell.
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Helpful. It takes the edge off.
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Still on lexapro. Helps a little bit.
Working / Worked
Works great!
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Very helpful and relaxing.
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I took this mostly as an antidepressant but it did help to relax me.
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Pretty effective. Relaxing.
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It didn't work for me and was switched to Celexa.
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Controls my anxiety up to a certain point. Then I will take Chlonazepam.
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Worked, but made me gain weight.
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  1. Discussion: LEXAPRO
    This is all I know about it: Somewhat typical SSRI. It will probably help you a lot. [More]
  2. Discussion: Lexapro?
    Hey Katherine, I've been on Cipralex a couple of times (which is the same thing as Lexapro, from what I gather). I found it helped a lot. For me, t... [More]
  3. 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]
  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]