Is there a generic form of Lexapro?
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9 Dec 2009
No not yet and I know it very expensive. If you are on it and can nit afford it maybe your doctor can help you with sanples you some drug companies have programs that help with patients that can not afford their meds. Good Luck I hope this is helpful and if you need this medication I hope ypu can get some help with the cost. Barb
28 Jun 2010
Also be aware, you may find a number of companies currently offering generic Lexapro online but these are most likely fake and potentially ineffective. For this reason you should avoid buying any generic drug until an approved generic becomes available.
Some people confuse the generic name of a drug with the generic version. The generic name is the active ingredient in the drug - for Lexapro, this is escitalopram. A generic version will only become available when a drug has gone off-patent and is manufactured by another company besides the orignial manufacturer. To make things even more confusing a generic manufacturer will often call their generic version the same as the generic name.
30 Jul 2012
It is available but not the same. Many people are finding differences and that they are experiencing different side effects, I for one can't sleep and have been having major hot flashes. Others have their anxiety and depression returning. You may want to read other blog posts regarding the new generic versus the original Lexapro.
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