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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% (16265 Members) find Lexapro helpful

Lexapro Reviews

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Not exactly sure what it does, by itself, apart from Wellbutrin because I've always had them prescribed together.. Appreciate the fact that it supposedly helps with social anxiety, because social things make me feel nervous even though I don't have a dx for anxiety.
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Lexapro seems to be helping
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I was on this but it just became to expensive so we switched to zoloft.
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I have taken this in the past and it became ineffective. Meds were changed last year.
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Worked for awhile.
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It seems to be helping.
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haven't been on it long enough to know if it is really working
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Take for depression and anxiety.
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Just starting
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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]