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User Reviews & Ratings - Lexapro Oral


Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Lexapro Oral.

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Condition: Depression
9/28/2014 4:15:20 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After a terrible experience with fluoxetine in the past, I was hesitant to try any other SSRIs, but lexapro has been a real life saver. I started taking it for depression and GAD, and about a month after I got up to 20mg/day, it finally kicked in and I feel amazing. I no longer feel utterly hopeless and useless; I don't dwell constantly on negatives or worry incessantly about everything (in fa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
9/22/2014 7:54:04 AM

Reviewer: isis33, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
It worked for less than a year for me. During that time, I gained 30 lbs. taking it. Ive been off it for 4 months not & have finally lost the weight. I could not find any side effect of weight gain in the side effect listing.

Condition: Depression
8/22/2014 1:37:24 PM

Reviewer: MW, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Lexapro worked for me when Celexa pooped out. Unfortunately it, too, pooped out after about 1.5 years and withdrawal is AWFUL. My suggestion if you are weaning off it is to wean off it and add some Celexa, which is very similar and much easier to get off of. Originally I went 20 to 10 mg and had awful brain zaps,dizziness, nausea and severe depression. I then went to 20mg Celexa and completel ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
8/7/2014 2:14:06 AM

Reviewer: Mama777, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Been on generic about 5 months and works fine no side effects I had the baby blues(PPD)so doc put me on it. Im very glad some thing finally works for me.

Condition: Depression
8/1/2014 9:16:24 PM

Reviewer: Hawkeye02, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I used this drug for 9 years on and off and it worked great. Just tried taking it again, both the generic and the name brand, with horrible effects. It caused worse depression and anxiety. Wish it could have been the drug that worked again, but it made things worse.

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