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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% (16551 Members) find Lexapro helpful

Lexapro Reviews

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Worked. I would recommend it. If you need drugs, you do what you need to do to feel better. I felt tiredness when I was on it, but it helped me.
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it worked for 2 years and then stopped working.
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I took from 2012 - 2014 no side effects and have recently restarted.
Works well no side effects.
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It helped for a while, but was not the best for me.
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not helpful
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I tried this medication about ten years ago and it did not work for me. I'm waiting to see what medication I will be put on now.
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Was on Abilify and Wellbutrin at same time. Yes my mood was improved but not sure which one was doing what. Overall I felt relief from my depression but was apathetic.
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on 20 mg. depression still persists
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This medication is helping me. Ive been taking it since about 2005. It helps me from getting depressed and anxious. If I dont take it I want to cry all the time.
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  1. Discussion: Cipralex saved my life
    Glad to hear you are feeling great Sarah! thanks for sharing your experience as I had been contemplating taking lexapro but had been too scared and n... [More]
  2. Discussion: LEXAPRO
    This is all I know about it: Somewhat typical SSRI. It will probably help you a lot. [More]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  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]