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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
7782
61%
Anxiety
3747
65%
Eating Disorders
890
55%
Obsessive Compulsive Di...
694
64%
Bipolar Disorder
723
82%
Overall, 64% (16118 Members) find Lexapro helpful
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Lexapro Reviews

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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..
Working / Worked
currently on
Working / Worked
Bad reaction , this made me more anxious and left me feeling empty and emotionless.
Working / Worked
good worked while taking it
Working / Worked
Gives me dry mouth
Working / Worked
Only Medication that has had any positive effect at all
Working / Worked
Worked for 3 years then stopped.
Working / Worked
Keeps the anxiety and depression at bay.
Working / Worked
Worked but my insurance did not cover it.
Working / Worked
Only slightly worked.
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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]