ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE Reviews

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 3  Depression one huge problem with this drug and it's the only drug I've ever encountered, myself or heard of, that you must stay on the same manufacturers version because switching the manufacturer is like starting the drug over again, and stopping it! You get the side effects of both starting and stopping! Yes, I know, most of you will say that's not possible, it's exactly the same but it's not. I've dealt with this problem many times. I was able to choose the teva brand for many years and had no issues but during the lockdown insanity and now with the way things are you can't choose your brand so each time you get a new refill you have to hope it's the same brand or it's like starting it over/and stopping it at the same time! Or you can just buy Lexapro at 5 bucks a pill? M 60 90 days
20 mg 1X D
11/17/2021
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 1  Anxiety and mild depression Day 1 Diarrhea, extreme tiredness, loss of appetite and a little nausea. Day 2 No diarrhea but still a little nausea, loss of appetite and some random shaking for no reason, loss of appetite and soooo tired. Day 3 Still nauseaus, loss of appetite, random shaking, loss of appetite, extremely tired and sexual dysfunction. Day 4, the final day, was a repeat of day 3. My husband is 38 and was also put on escitalopram 10 mg. He said he too had some sexual dysfunction, tiredness, and muscle agitation (like restless legs and arms). He was on his medication a few days longer than I was. I haven't noticed any positive changes but I have had several side effects, at first I thought I was getting sick but the sexual dysfunction got me (I have a pretty high libido normally). So i googled the medication and saw these were all side effects of this medication. This is the only medication I was taking at the time. I have also had reactions to other medications in the past and I have food allergies.....sooo ya know F 37 4 days
10 mg 1X D
12/10/2020
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 5  Anxiety At first, gastritis Amazing M 26 6 months
10
1/10/2020
 3  depression/anxiety Only side effects are sexual dysfuntion - specifically low libido. M 56 3 years
10 1X D
7/4/2017
 5  Irritable bowel syndrome - mixed Mild tiredness if anything. Within a few days my abdominal pain was cured. I had been suffering from IBS for 11 years. I had only abdominal pain from age 12, then at 17 it was IBS-D then when I turned 21 I started having IBS-C. I tried Cipralex when I turned 22 and my life is forever changed. I have my life back. Only the brand name works for me. When it was swapped for the generic I noticed after 2 days when the symptoms returned. F 26 4 years
10 mg
3/22/2017
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 3  Anxiety, depression Weight gain, loss of libido I took Escitalopram for a bit over from 18 to 24 and it did improve my anxiety and mood swings. It didn't do much for the depression unfortunately and one of the side effects was the complete disappearance of my libido. When I stopped taking it, there were a couple of months where my sex drive slowly started getting back and then after 3/4 months it came back full force, to the point where I feared I had become some kind of sex addict overnight. It took almost 6 months before my libido stabilized but I haven't had any problem ever since. F 26 7 years
15 1X D
5/30/2016
 2  Anxiety, Panic, Mild Depression Changed From Brand Name Lexapro 1 Month Ago - relapse of anxiety, horrible mood swings, return of panic attacks, no energy, diarrhea, nausea..... The efficacy of Escitalopram (generic) is far less than the Lexapro (Brand Name). I have been on Lexapro for 2 1/2 years with fantastic results. I have severe anxiety with panic attacks and Lexapro has done wonders far more than any other AD I had tried previously. A month ago was the first time I had the prescription refilled with the generic form and within a week my friends and family started noticing I was getting very moody and just wasn't myself. 2 weeks into the change to generic I started feeling very anxious and noticed slight zaps of panic attacks setting in. Around this time I also started having diarrhea and was getting nauseas. 1 Month into the change to generic I was back to being anxious with panic attacks, horrible mood and feeling dull and depressed. I called my Doctor to swith me back to the brand name but had to wait for my insurance to approve it. In the meantime, my Pharmacist gave me a few Brand Name Lexapro to get me through until my insurance approved it. From the first dose I started noticing subtle improvement and three or four days later I was totally feeling better. Now I know everyone reacts differently to these kinds of meds so this is pretty much my opinion, but this generic is NOT the same as it's brand name and I won't be surprised if it doesn't start to receive more poor reviews as it is new to the market this year. Just Saying....... M 1 months
10 1X D
6/11/2012
 5  DEPRESSION HAVE BEEN WEANING OFF, FROM 30 TO 20 GRADUALLY AND NOW I AM ON 10. FEELING OK. CAN I GO FROM 10 TO 0 AND HOW LONG THEY HAVE WORKED FOR ME.. M 74 6 months
30 1X D
6/7/2012
 2  depression Sinus congestion with plugged ears in the morning, lowered energy, occasional numbness and tingling in hands, arms, legs. Felt down and pessimistic. Appetite increased. Digestion was affected. I have a gluten intolerance and while I never had a problem with the brand name drug Lexapro, this generic really did not work for me. I suspect it contains gluten. I have switched back to the brand name because it is really not worth it to experience these side effects; it's worth it to pay more fro the brand name. F 37 3 weeks
10 1X D
5/22/2012
 4  Depression/anxiety Tiredness in the afternoons, weight gain This drug has been very good for calming my mind and stopping anxious and fearful thoughts...however, I have recently cut down to 5mg with a goal to wean myself off completely, as I'm fed up with being so tired and with the weight gain. F 45 4 years
10 1X D
10/6/2011
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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE  (ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE):  Escitalopram is used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain. Escitalopram belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It may improve your energy level and feelings of well-being and decrease nervousness.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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