Take 5mg of Valium want to try lexipro
2 Apr 2012
Valium and Lexapro belong to different classes of medicines and work in different ways to treat different conditions. Both can be used to treat anxiety.
Lexapro (escitalopram) 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.
Valium (diazepam) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Valium is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, muscle spasms and seizures.
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