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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
7879
61%
Anxiety
3802
65%
Eating Disorders
896
55%
Obsessive Compulsive Di...
705
64%
Bipolar Disorder
726
82%
Overall, 64% (16309 Members) find Lexapro helpful
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Lexapro Reviews

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Working / Worked
Yes.
Working / Worked
Helping.
Working / Worked
Didn't work
Working / Worked
Works, have reduced amount over the years but cannot go off it completely. The generic is not the same, trust me.
Working / Worked
Helpful
Working / Worked
worked for a while, but i turned into a zombie, and gained a lot of weight.
Working / Worked
works well with my other medications for depression
Working / Worked
works most of the time but i still have bad weeks
Working / Worked
It's helped with depression, but not with CFS.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: LEXAPRO
    This is all I know about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escitalopram 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]