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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
7821
61%
Anxiety
3768
65%
Eating Disorders
892
55%
Obsessive Compulsive Di...
699
64%
Bipolar Disorder
724
82%
Overall, 64% (16189 Members) find Lexapro helpful
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Lexapro Reviews

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Started on Lexapro two weeks ago and can feel a real difference.
Working / Worked
it worked pretty well on my depression, but I developed mania because of it
Small dose. Not sure how effective...
Working / Worked
10 mg once a day. Seems to work fine but recently got back on after having been off for over a year, had a setback last week and decided to get back on.
Working / Worked
Did not work
Working / Worked
Working at a high dose
Working / Worked
Working well at a high dose
Working / Worked
It is a lot more effective than Zoloft but sometimes I do feel very foggy and almost emotionless.
Working / Worked
This has helped me lower my dose of Klonopin.
Working / Worked
Worked for a good month or so and then stopped. Also gave me a sweet tooth I could just NOT cure and gained about 10 lbs in the process..
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Discussions

  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]