Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021365/001.

Names and composition

"LEXAPRO" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE.

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Information about Lexapro.?
What are the side effects? Weight gain?? Asked by Lecia Delena 3 days ago.

Lexapro's pros and cons: Pros: Lexapro is the most selective of all the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). Many people who take Lexapro have reported that it has better effects and lower chances for side effects than other SSRIs. When side effects do strike they tend to be less harsh. Lexapro gets rave reviews from the Panic/Anxiety community. Cons: The dosage of Lexapro is such that discontinuation can be more difficult than with other SSRIs. Not because Lexapro is more addictive, it's not. Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) holds that honor (for true SSRIs that is, Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is not a true SSRI). It's just that you don't have many dosage options with Lexapro. The same goes with its use in bipolar, making it way too easy to trigger mania. Although to be fair, fewer people in the bipolar community reported manias when starting Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) than with other SSRIs. What are Lexapro's Typical Side Effects: Pretty much the usual for SSRIs * headache * nausea * dry mouth * sweating * sleepiness or insomnia * diarrhea or constipation * weight gain * loss of libido Most everything but the weight gain and loss of libido usually goes away within a couple of weeks. The odds are just lower than the other SSRIs and the effects less severe, even the weight gain and sexual problems tend to be not as bad with Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate). When Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) does hit you sexually it tends to be anorgasmia, i.e. you can't ***, no matter how much romance and/or porn is involved. In the prudish language of PI sheets and clinical trials, anorgasmia affects only women. With men the problem is listed as an "ejaculation disorder." For tips on how to cope with these side effects, please see our side effects page. These aren't all the side effects possible, just the most popular ones. Lexapro's Not So Common Side Effects include: * lethargy * apathy * generally not giving a damn The above may all read as interchangeable, but there are subtle differences. And while they are also common to other SSRIs, with Lexapro these tend to be less common, but when they do hit they hit hard. I'm talking antipsychotic hard. Rarely have I read complaints of the zombification effect with other antidepressants, except the usual whining of the bipolar who miss their manias. Fortunately, just as with the antipsychotics, the zombie-like feeling passes within a couple weeks, at most. I've also read several accounts of jaw tightening and clenching. To the point of temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). Sometimes dental appliance intervention is required (e.g. wearing a mouth guard at night). Answered by Shayne Stanbery 3 days ago.

I take generic Wellbutrin SR (150 mg) in the morning, and Lexapro (10 mg) with dinner, for depression and anxiety. I've been taking that for over two years, and it's working very well for me. The Wellbutrin SR seems to help me to be more alert and active - and wanting to do things - while the Lexapro makes me more mellow, and it helps me sleep better, too. They are relatively low doses of each medication, which keeps side effects at a minimum. I really can't tell I'm taking any medication at all. The last time I was in the doctor office, I had lost 8 lbs - not a lot, but in the right direction. I give the Wellbutrin SR the credit for the weight loss, since it does help me to be more active. Answered by Phung Hartsough 3 days ago.

I took lexapro for a few months before. I didnt gain weight or have any other side effects. However, after I had taken it for a month I started just not to feel anything or care about anything. For example I remember I found out my boyfriend of over a year had cheated on me, I told him it was fine and I didnt even care. I took it for anxiety and depression, it did make them go away dramatically, if it werent for the side effect of making me basically not feel anything I would definitely still be on it. Answered by Beth Quinoes 3 days ago.

I took Lexipro for almost a year my only side effects where diarrhea and abdominal pain that went away after about a week in a half. Also you have to be very careful when drinking alcohol, the Lexipro will intensify the effects of the alcohol. So if you drank a 6 pack you might feel more like you had a 12, and it can be dangerous. I took it for anxiety and depression and it was a wonder drug for me. If I ever started having those symptoms again I would run to my Dr. for more. My sister also took it and she said it gave her a lot more energy. Answered by Jaleesa Blight 3 days ago.

I've been on Lexapro for approximately a yr and a part, it really works good for me. If you do take it, attempt to take it a brief even as earlier than you pass to mattress - it does generally tend to make you drowsy, peculiarly in heavier doses. In addition to the Lexapro internet site recounted above, you would wish to do a Google seek on "Lexapro" as good - there's plenty in the market... simply take plenty of it "with a grain of salt". It is a well treatment whilst it is used correctly. Answered by Shu Waisanen 3 days ago.


Does any one know anything about Lexapro?
does anyone know about the drug Lexapro? Asked by Ali Leischner 3 days ago.

blkdiva - Lexapro Generic name: Escitalopram oxalate Brand names: Lexapro Lexapro is prescribed for major depression--a persistently low mood that interferes with daily functioning. To be considered major, depression must occur nearly every day for at least two weeks, and must include at least five of the following symptoms: low mood, loss of interest in usual activities, significant change in weight or appetite, change in sleep patterns, agitation or lethargy, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, slowed thinking or lack of concentration, and thoughts of suicide. Lexapro is also prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder, a condition marked by excessive worry and anxiety that is hard to control and interferes with daily life. To be diagnosed with this disorder, your symptoms must have lasted at least 6 months and you must have at least three of the following: restlessness, fatigue, poor concentration, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances. Lexapro works by boosting levels of serotonin, one of the chief chemical messengers in the brain. The drug is a close chemical cousin of the antidepressant medication Celexa. Other antidepressants that work by raising serotonin levels include Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft. Most important fact about Lexapro Do not take Lexapro for 2 weeks before or after taking any drug classified as an MAO inhibitor. Drugs in this category include the antidepressants Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate. Combining these drugs with Lexapro can cause serious and even fatal reactions marked by such symptoms as fever, rigidity, twitching, and agitation leading to delirium and coma. How should you take Lexapro? Take Lexapro exactly as prescribed, even after you begin to feel better. Although improvement usually begins within 1 to 4 weeks, treatment typically continues for several months. Lexapro is available in tablet and liquid forms and can be taken with or without food. --If you miss a dose... Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at once. --Storage instructions... Store at room temperature. What side effects may occur? Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Lexapro. More common side effects may include: Constipation, decreased appetite, decreased sex drive, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, ejaculation disorder, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, headache, impotence, indigestion, insomnia, nausea, runny nose, sinusitis, sleepiness, sweating Answered by Kattie Cherenfant 3 days ago.

LExapro is an anti-depressant and an anti anxiety medication. I had horrible side effects that caused my anxiety to actually get worse, but my girlfriend swears by lexapro so knowing about it is dependant on the person and the best person to talk to would be a pharmasist or your doctor because each case is different. I would not trust websites for medical information for they do not have any of your medical history. So play it safe and ask a doctor. Answered by Diana Remke 3 days ago.

I took it last year. I started with 10mg. At the end of the month I was back down so it was doubled. Before I could see how 20mg would work I had the dosage doubled again by a psychiatrist. That was after less than 2 weeks on 20mg. I didn't want to question him and neither did my primary care physician who started me on Lexapro. I hated the side effects. I had no sex drive and when I did I would ejaculate without an orgasm. The worst was the shakes. I couldn't sit or stand still without trembling all over. After I ended up in the ER for all the shaking I fired that psychiatrist and found another who lowered my dosage back to 20mg. Answered by Blake Gowell 3 days ago.

It seems that so many people are on now days. I have been on it for about 2 1/2 months. It seems longer. I do love how it has helped with my anxiety but for some reason it makes me tired. I have tried it in the morning and I was tired by the evening then the Doctor told me to try before bed. It has been a little better but I am still tired. I will have to wait for my next appointment to see what she says. Overall it has been good to me but everyone is different. Answered by Kelli Krusor 3 days ago.

Lexapro is classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It is a medication used in the treatment of depression and anxiety. I take it for depression and anxiety and it works very well. Answered by Jeanie Goens 3 days ago.

It is a drug for depression. I know several people that have taken it before with good results. Answered by Ray Booth 3 days ago.

Yes it is a mild antidepressant. If you have any questions ask your doctor! Answered by Lizeth Couts 3 days ago.

yes what do you want to know e-mail me if it is personal and you don't want to put it up here if not just add on to your question. Answered by Katy Mentz 3 days ago.

its med for depression Answered by Lael Kirschenman 3 days ago.

do a search on it Answered by Billye An 3 days ago.


Experiences with Lexapro?
I just started taking it this morning. The only side effects I've had are nausea and shakiness. What are other peoples experiences with Lexapro? Also, did any of you have significant weight gain? I'm very nervous for that. Asked by Paul Satar 3 days ago.

I have been on lexapro for years. I was on it for several years, taken off for several years and recently back on it again. Both times I was on lexapro, I have actually lost weight. Lexapro is actually a very weight nuteral drug. You will not likely up anything more then 5 to 10 pounds, if that. Yes, there are people who have had horrible experiences and believe me they will try to list every reason not to take this medication. But there are also many people it has worked wonders on and changed their lives, me for example. Please do not let anyone scare you off this medicine. It is wonderf Both times I've been on lexapro I have experienced the same side effects and both times they completely cleared within two weeks. The shakiness and nausea will go away as your body adjusts. Completely normal. My advice is to allow the medicine to actually work. Lexapro can take up to a month to fully get into your system. If after that you still feel icky, I would talk to your doc about switching. Answered by Roselle Rodges 3 days ago.

What dosage are you taking? I myself have been on Lexapro for approximately 1 1/2 years, and it has labored great for me. I'm on 30mg every day. You may have got to either increase or scale back your dosage. Inform your doc what's gonig on. Satisfactory of everything! Answered by Jerald Stairs 3 days ago.

I have taken offspring for years now, but people have different reactions to it because everyone has different brain functioning. Actually, my offspring decreased my appetite a lot. I never had any of the side effects your talking about,but everyone's body works differently. maybe you wanna talk to your doctor if it gets worse or suggest lowering the dosage. either way I hope it works out for you! Answered by Etsuko Grismer 3 days ago.


What is lexapro???????????
Can it kill you if its not prescript to you? What are the side effects. What is it used for? Why would you need to take it? HELP Asked by Loraine Christmau 3 days ago.

It has countless makes use of, adding dementia; anxiousness; bi-polar; despair, and so forth. It is probably the most powerful, least part-results, low dosage drug that works a kind of mind chemical imbalances. Answered by Anglea Malcomson 3 days ago.

Lexapro is a type of anti-depression medicine. Answered by Ngan Cano 3 days ago.

It's poison! Answered by Britni Nakamoto 3 days ago.


Lexapro...good or bad?
My doctor is pushing me to get on Lexapro for my depression and anxiety. I'm really against medications and I'm only 20 years old. I am concerned that I will be on medication for the rest of my life and if I do try to get off of it, my condition will be worse.Can anyone tell me their experiences with... Asked by Mina Kanosh 3 days ago.

My doctor is pushing me to get on Lexapro for my depression and anxiety. I'm really against medications and I'm only 20 years old. I am concerned that I will be on medication for the rest of my life and if I do try to get off of it, my condition will be worse. Can anyone tell me their experiences with this? Answered by Al Edrington 3 days ago.

Lexapro Good Answered by Martha Fash 3 days ago.

I've been on lexapro for years and it has done wonders for me! I actually feel like a normal person and my mind isnt constantly racing a million miles per second. Before lexapro, i was anxious about literally everything. I was afraid to talk to people, leave my house, go to the grocery store, etc and suffered from intense panic attacks which were usually pretty embarassing. The part about you being on medication the rest of your life is not true! I was on lexapro for several years and then was taken off for several years and have just recently decided to start again. Yes, there is potential for side effects but that's with any medication. Even ibuprofen can cause liver damage. If your doctor is suggesting a medication to you please take into consideration that he/she is doing so because they believe it will help you more than the side effects will harm you. Everyone is different therefore everyone will react differently. Youll never know if you don't try. Go for it You can be taken of Answered by Jesse Bloes 3 days ago.

I have IBS, Lexapro really helped . But I did put on about 20 extra lbs that I didn't need. Could not take the weight off until I went off of Lexapro and then I lost 15 lbs immediately. My husband used to complain that all I wanted to do is sleep, and he was right. I was always so exhausted. At night, I felt like my heart was going to burst....I would be beating so fast. I was on it for several years. I went off of it cold turkey..which I wouldn't recommend to anyone. The withdrawals are horrible. Being off of it, my IBS has come back with a vegence. I am back at the doctors, who are precribing different anti-depresents and after reading the side effects, I have learned that all anti-depresents have some pretty scary side-effects. I am trying to control my IBS naturally. am trying to find an anti-depressant that doesn't have all the side effects...but I am finding that all of them do..I am frustrated, and trying to control my IBS naturally. Answered by Wilford Liddle 3 days ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Lexapro...good or bad? My doctor is pushing me to get on Lexapro for my depression and anxiety. I'm really against medications and I'm only 20 years old. I am concerned that I will be on medication for the rest of my life and if I do try to get off of it, my condition will be worse. Can anyone tell me their... Answered by Shelia Simoneau 3 days ago.

I had to take Lexapro for my depression. I was hospitalized before it and it amounted to ten milligrams a day. I had depression pretty bad, to the point of suicidal thoughts. I don't know how far you are into depression. I wasn't into taking medication either, but it is pretty small in size. To do with the part about taking it for the rest of your life, it depends on if you want to get better. And how much you are willing to get better. As for the conditioning worsening, it all depends upon your control of keeping the depression at bay. If you want to get better, trust your judgement on how to get better. Only you know how you do things. Some symptoms I had are as follows: fatigue(very sleepy after taking medication) and dry mouth(keep water at hand-if not, chapstick works) Answered by Daysi Mcalhaney 3 days ago.

I started on Lexapro 10 mg and it helped a great deal with my anxiety. However, after about 2 months, it seemed to wear off. So I started on 20 mg and then I started gaining weight and sleeping a lot. This is my experience, but I know a lot of people on this and it has helped them tremendously. Everyone is different. I would give it a try. Answered by Theola Morgado 3 days ago.

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Information of lexapro?
lexapro information Asked by Cammy Servantes 3 days ago.

try www.lexapro.com I have been on it for 3 mos now and I have found it to really help my depression and anxiety. I was a divorcee who lost my job and went to 100 interviews and no call backs...life was rough and I had constant worry. then I got a cold that lasted 5 months. I went to the doc for my cold and he diagnosed me with depression (DUH, why didnt I see that one??) He prescribed me with lexapro and life has gotten way better for me! My short fuse went away and I got my confidence back, got a wonderful job. Life is great. Good Luck Answered by Dyan Ashlock 3 days ago.

I've been on Lexapro for about a year and a half, it works well for me. If you do take it, try to take it a short while before you go to bed - it does tend to make you drowsy, especially in heavier doses. In addition to the Lexapro website mentioned above, you might want to do a Google search on "Lexapro" as well - there is a lot out there... just take a lot of it "with a grain of salt". It is a good medication when it's used properly. Answered by Erline Balk 3 days ago.

You would probably benefit from just going to their website: www.Lexapro.com Everyone has different reactions and results. The only way you will know if Lexapro is right for you is by trying it. Good luck! Answered by Giovanna Pflueger 3 days ago.

If you're looking for information on Lexapro, you can start at the official website - www.Lexapro.com If you're looking for personal experiences, I have had nothing but good experiences with it, but it did make me very drowsy when I first started on it for a few days. However, I haven't been on it for very long, so I can't tell you much more. Answered by Tinisha Canham 3 days ago.

It's an anti-depressant, not an anti-anxiety drug. Whether or not it'll work for you, you have to take it and see. I've been taking Lexapro now for over a year. Answered by Donette Broering 3 days ago.

It's average Answered by Janis Wiatrowski 3 days ago.

ive been on lexapro for almost three months. first two weeks it made me real sleepy. but now its good. i am fine. i have no anxiety and depression! Answered by Valeria Counter 3 days ago.

its a useless anti anxiety drug. side effects outweigh the health benefits by far. Answered by Drew Bowhall 3 days ago.


Lexapro and weight gain?
Is anyone here taking Lexapro for depression/anxiety and has experienced weight gain? Asked by Germaine Defazio 3 days ago.

I took Lexapro for about nine months for dep/anx after being diagnosed with lymphoma and had a hell of a time dropping the drug (withdrawals for six months, electric shocks in my lips and head, etc.). In my case I was experiencing weight LOSS, but that was probably due to the cancer. I have not been able to find weight-gain on any public Lexapro reaction list, but the published lists are usually incomplete (some sources actually state this). Unexplained weight gain is a very general symptom and has so many possible causes that it is difficult (even for a professional) to determine the cause with certainty. However... I did sit in on a group session for Lexapro users and the same question was posed by a group member at that time. The discussion leader suggested that the weight gain could be due to the depression itself, even if it was not experienced before use of the drug. He said depression symptoms before and after the use of any SSRI can be drastically different, because such drugs work on the brain as a whole and can substantially change the way your brain conducts business. This is, in fact, why we take the drug, but little thought seems to be given (by recipients and health professionals) as to the non-depression-related business our brains conduct (such as stimulation of the hypothalamus, control of the thyroid, or kidney regulation -- kidney disruption is a known side effect of Lexapro) that may be altered by the drug. Bottom line: When you intentionally interfere with a general neural function (such as serotonin reuptake), the consequences could be CNS-global and will differ with each subject, as each person's brain, though similarly constructed, is a UNIQUE biological machine (adolescent neural reduction and varying sensory experiences see to that). So we must expect that each case will be different. Furthermore, medical drug reaction lists are only generalized compilations of the reactions ACTUALLY OBSERVED in test subjects, not ALL of the side-effects possible. Therefore, if it seems that the weight gain is unusual, AND corresponds to the drug benefit timeline (these drugs are built up over time to a beneficial level, so the reactions usually follow the same time line as the BENEFITS, not the administration of the drug), it might very well be a reaction to the drug and not some other cause... even though that particular symptom appears on no list. Your best bet is to see a doctor who is qualified to deduce SSRI drug effects (I would suggest a neurologist, NOT a psychiatrist) and see what they have to say. I think you'll find that there is some other physiological reason for the weight gain (semi-educated opinion), but I am a Yahoo poster… NOT a health professional, so see a doctor. No matter what, though, when dealing with personality-altering drugs, get AT LEAST TWO professional opinions if not more. Hope this helps. Answered by Cami Lair 3 days ago.

YES!!! I am 5'3 and have always weighed around 115 give or take a few lbs. I became epileptic 5 years ago and I have anxiety because of this. My neurologist put me on this medication. Over the past five yearswe both have watched my weight go up. I have done nothing different with diet and exercise and the weight still increased. I eat once a day, exercise, drink water etc... Still put on lbs. Just 3 weeks ago he said this does cause weight gain and he changed my Lexapro to Cymbalta. I am slowly coming off Lexapro and adding the Cymbalta. Already, I have lost some weight and still have not changed my lifestyle. I do feel better. This medication works better for me. With my medical history I do not like to change my meds. but I'm glad I did, I already see and feel results. Talk with your Doctor and make that decision together. You know your body and there are other options out there that will fit your needs as well. They call it Practicing Medicine because that is exactly what it is. Don't be afraid to tell him everything that bothers you or just concerns. No one knows your body like YOU do. Good Luck and I would like to hear back from you. Answered by Pearle Roland 3 days ago.

My daughter was on Lexapro and she went from a size 3 to a 17 in a matter of 3 months. I also have a friend who is on it and she looks great. This is what I think and have experienced seeing. My daughter 18 at the time did this, she ate unhealthy, slept, talked on the phone and sat at the computer desk. My girlfriend 36 goes to college, has two kids, works out and does Karate. I have had Doctors tell my daughter and self that they would never put a teenager on this medication because of the weight gain, but my friend has an amazing body? She is also very active. I think it might have alot to do with the person themselves and not so much the med. Hope this helps. Answered by Latoya Baucum 3 days ago.

I am on Lexapro and they all appear to have an association of weight gain. They work differently for everyone. You may be more succeptable to weight gain than someone else. I started a diet while I was on the Lexapro. As of today, I am down 27 lbs. The weight can be controlled with proper diet and exercise. Answered by Lorine Hoop 3 days ago.

do 250 breaststrokes about 10 minutes Answered by Theodora Girad 3 days ago.

Better to prepare slow to eat foods like hot soups whole fruites etec Answered by Forrest Mccuiston 3 days ago.

Monitor your progress by noting your clothes fit looking in the mirror and taking photos Answered by Drew Abston 3 days ago.

stay up on a unicycle for 20 minutes Answered by Alec Waltho 3 days ago.


Is Lexapro like ecstacy?
I'm taking Lexapro right now for treating my panic-attacks and anxiety and was wondering if it acts in the opposite way ecstasy does? I heard it holds in your serotonin. What would this do to me? I have constant fears of things like I am going to die and paranoid of little things. How does this medication work... Asked by Berna Respess 3 days ago.

I'm taking Lexapro right now for treating my panic-attacks and anxiety and was wondering if it acts in the opposite way ecstasy does? I heard it holds in your serotonin. What would this do to me? I have constant fears of things like I am going to die and paranoid of little things. How does this medication work to counter that? I don't want to be on a drug that alters/damages my brain permanently. I used to be on Geodon (for only 3-4 months) and I think that really affected my brain chemistry even up to now because it made me become more lax and care-free. Now, however, that care-free blanket has come off and replaced by paranoia and anxiety. How can this be? I'm 19 so is it that my body's changing? Is medication the answer? Answered by Esteban Giera 3 days ago.

mixing MDMA (or E) with any other drug is highly risky, i would not suggest it. also i don't know when your B-day is but Lexapro stays in your system for 2 week (some ppl more) so just Not taking that day to take E is not going to cut it. (Sorry i have to sound like my mom, i know you don't want or need to hear this but i have to say it) Your Physical Brain is way way too young for MDMA. I have done every drug in the book & i am farm from a angle but i waited till i was 21 to do anything because I didn't want to Slow me down. also i was 16 what did i really know about the world... and when i took my first drop of MDMA. I got it. i am not saying you don't. but i would hate for you to look back and say well that was so stupid of me... also you are most likely (while on E) return to this time in you life bc your brain has a memory too. No Regrets! Best Wish's Nolwe ps: sry for the rant. Answered by Lorette Kates 3 days ago.

Lexapro Ecstasy Answered by Flo Dalio 3 days ago.


Can Lexapro make you angry and jealous?
We are on a "break" and trying to work things out but wanna get back in case u wondered why i called her an ex Asked by Karma Splawn 3 days ago.

Lately I been jealous with everything my gf does and angry about the fact that she let her guy friend live at her dads house..actually she is an ex now because I been so jealous and don't trust her at all..this is part of the problem but thinkin in the past I was never this jealous or got angry..a few times this week I yelled at her which I wouldnt do before..keep in mind I been drinkin too..So should I switch meds?(dont give me the stop drinkin bid because I know that) Answered by Tabetha Girad 3 days ago.

Lexapro is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Lexapro affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression or anxiety. Lexapro is used to treat anxiety and major depressive disorder. Lexapro may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Lexapro side effects Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: * seizure (convulsions); * tremors, shivering, muscle stiffness or twitching; * problems with balance or coordination; or * agitation, confusion, sweating, fast heartbeat. Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as: * feeling nervous, restless, or unable to sit still; * headache, trouble concentrating; * drowsiness, dizziness; * sleep problems (insomnia); * nausea, diarrhea, heartburn; * weight changes; * decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or * dry mouth, ringing in your ears. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. Being jealous is a state of mind and you can control your mind by controlling your thinking. By controlling your thinking you will probably also get on top of the problem that is the cause of your doctor prescribing Lexapro. Changing the way that I was thinking certainly worked well for me and now I no longer take mind-altering drugs. Read the extract below to see what I mean:- James Allen, in the early 1900s, wrote several books about self improvement. Amongst them was his classic book entitled “As a Man Thinketh.” Here is an extract that demonstrates that he believed we can, and should, control our character, circumstances, and destiny by controlling our thoughts. “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth… Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits, which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts. By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life. He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind elements operate in shaping his character, circumstances, and destiny.” This is just a snippet of the many words of wisdom found in this masterpiece that has formed the basis of many modern self improvement teachings. You can learn more and get your own free copy of, “As a Man Thinketh” via the blog article, "Tending The Mind Garden." posted January 30 2008. We cannot stop various thoughts from continually entering our heads, but we can decide which thoughts we choose to allow to remain there, and those that we wish to weed out. Some speakers I have heard have used the analogy that we may not be able to stop birds from flying over our head, but we can stop them from building a nest on our head. If you want to change your life for the better, consider changing your thinking! Answered by Idella Dunnigan 3 days ago.

Here's an important point, alcohol seriously does not interact well with Lexapro. Otherwise, drink as much as you want. But truly, each person will respond differently. Maybe you're actually getting angry because you're mental health has improved and there's stuff you should be getting angry about. Lexapro is supposed to have fewer side effects, but people I know have experienced a lot of them. If you're getting the prescription from a GP, perhaps you should make a one-time visit to a psychiatrist so that the drug you take is actually fitted better to you. Too many GPs just prescribed SSRIs without really knowing that's what the patient needs. Good luck though! It's really good that you're proactive about your health! Answered by Allen Mayoral 3 days ago.

It's the Lexapro. My husband does not drink, but when he started taking this his mood totally changed - for the worse. Angry, bad temper, jealous, paranoid.... Answered by Raymonde Skorupa 3 days ago.


Lexapro side effects?
What are some common side effects associated with using Lexapro? Asked by Chrystal Sancen 3 days ago.

Home > Learn About Lexapro > Lexapro Side Effects Lexapro Side Effects Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate) is well tolerated by most adults. In fact, patients in clinical trialsA controlled study designed to test the safety and efficacy of medicine in a set population of patients who have a specific illness. who took 10-mg of Lexapro experienced overall rates of side effects comparable to patients who took a placebo (sugar pill).2,4 If you think you are experiencing side effects, you should talk with your healthcare professional about your concerns. A simple adjustment in dose may be all that is required. The most frequent side effects reported with Lexapro are nausea, insomnia, problems with ejaculation, somnolenceProlonged drowsiness or sleepiness., increased sweating, fatigue, decreased libido, and anorgasmiaThis is the inability of a person to ever achieve an orgasm while having sexual intercourse..2,4 Patients taking Lexapro typically have mild to moderate side effects which tend to go away with continued treatment. One study of patients taking 10-mg of Lexapro showed that these side effects usually do not cause patients to stop taking Lexapro. In that study, only 4% of patients stopped taking Lexapro due to side effects, compared with 3% of the patients taking placebo.2,4 Side Effects of Lexapro in Studies of Depression In a study of patients with depression receiving either Lexapro or another antidepressant, Effexor® XREFFEXOR is used to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. It is an SNRI (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and is believed to help treat depression and the associated symptoms of anxiety by affecting the level of two chemicals in the brain—serotonin and norepinephrine. (venlafaxine HCl), Lexapro was found to be not only as effective, but also better tolerated. In this study, fewer Lexapro patients stopped taking their medicine because of side effects (4% for Lexapro vs 16% for Effexor XR).5 In general, people taking Lexapro do not suffer from agitation, nervousness, or anxiety any more than people not taking Lexapro. Additionally, in controlled studiesA study in which a test treatment is compared with a treatment that has known effects. The control group may receive no treatment, standard treatment (which may be another medicine or another approach to care), or placebo (sugar pill.), clinically important changes in body weight were similar for patients treated with Lexapro and those treated with placebo.4 Side effects of Lexapro in studies of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) In clinical studies of people taking 10-mg a day of Lexapro for GAD, the number of people who stopped taking Lexapro due to side effects was low.3,6*† A head-to-head trial was conducted to compare Lexapro and Paxil®PAXIL is a medicine used to treat depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Paxil is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that treats the symptoms of these conditions by restoring the balance of serotonin in the brain. (paroxetine HCL) in the treatment of GAD. In this trial, patients taking Lexapro and patients taking Paxil® experienced improvement of their GAD symptoms. However, fewer patients stopped taking Lexapro due to side effects as compared to patients taking Paxil® (7% for Lexapro vs 23% for Paxil®).7 In addition, in this trial, clinically significant weight gain occurred less often in patients treated with Lexapro over 24 weeks (8% for Lexapro vs 18% for Paxil®).7 *Full antidepressant/anxiolytic effect may take 4 to 6 weeks. † 8% for Lexapro vs 4% for placebo in the comprehensive GAD safety database. Answered by Hildred Cutrona 3 days ago.

Excessive yawning, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth delayed ejaculation, and depersonalization are all definitely normal side effects for lexapro (escitalopram) and our found in the patient information sheet that is given to you with the medication. Most of these should subside with time, however you should really weigh up the benefits to the side effects. I wish you the best of luck and hope you are feeling better. Answered by Herbert Lamberton 3 days ago.

my dr.switched me from Lexapro to paxil and I am not doing as well with paxil. I sometimes slurr my words and was sent for a drug test at work. I want a higher dosage of lexpro is all I needed. Answered by Coleman Bocchini 3 days ago.

I never had any problem, but my babys dad almost lost hid mind on them.. He was moody irritable, kept starting fights with people and was a total miserable person in general! Answered by Kareem Hooke 3 days ago.

Drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, dry eyes, upset stomach..... Answered by Lashaunda Lafarga 3 days ago.

depends on the patients -some never have a problem. call your doctor if you have any. Answered by Marshall Hellar 3 days ago.


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