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Old 08-02-2006, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone out there tried one or the other and have any opinion of which one is better than which and why?
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Lexapro is supposed to have less side effects.
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Lexapro is supposed to have less side effects.
Way back when I was put on Celexa it was because it was supposed to have less side effects than the other ssri's.

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I've only taken Lexapro, and it triggered a little hypomania in me for the first week I took it, but I got over it. It is supposed to be the most selective (potent) of all the SSRIs. Also, it's supposed to have less side-effects than Celexa. However, Celexa is available in generic while Lexapro is not, so if price is an issue, then generic Celexa would probably be worth a shot before Lexapro.
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Lexapro is supposed to have less side effects.
That's the marketing department's story, since they'd rather not say "The Celexa patent expired, so now we're going to sell the isomer of Celexa to milk this cash cow as long as possible."
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Lexapro is supposed to have less side effects.
That's the marketing department's story, since they'd rather not say "The Celexa patent expired, so now we're going to sell the isomer of Celexa to milk this cash cow as long as possible."
I was on lexapro for 3ish weeks, and then asked to be put onto Celexa when my samples ran out (22 bucks for celexa vs. probably a couple hundred for lexapro) I notice *no* difference between the two. Neither have given me problems side-effect wise besides a reduced sex drive. Neither have been a wonder drug.

Also, In lexapro's PI sheet they even cite celexa studies because the two drugs are so closely related ("first cousins" as my doc put it)
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