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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% (16060 Members) find Lexapro helpful

Lexapro Reviews

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too soon
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Took for a year or 2.
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I just started taking Cipralex so I haven't noticed if it is working yet but I used to take it in the past and it worked for me. Mild side effects I noticed was being a little lighheaded for a couple hours afterwards but only for the first week or two I was on it.
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made my vision blurry, and I was always nauseous. Killed my appetite. I am VERY sensitive to medications, and this was a very small dose.
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Made me suicidal and made me agressive and mean.
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Worked for my depression
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It worked for me but the dr didnt increase the dosage. Im only on 10mg.
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Works well for me along side Wellbutrin xl when I can afford to buy them.
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Was on for approximately 10 years but now switched because my body got immune.
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Just started this recently. It seems to have lessened the anxiety a bit, but I still get into panics that I have a hard time settling down from in a healthy way.
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  1. 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]
  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]