I've been on generic lexapro for about 4 months now(first 10 mg and now 15mg). 10mg helped but I seemed to still be getting very anxious so my doctor told me to start taking 15mg. 15 helps a lot more and I've noticed a good amount of improvement but I've still had anxiety/some depression and some panic attacks. I was wondering if going up to 20mg would be too much (I am 19 years old), or if it's okay. Also I was wondering if you get less from generic lexapro, like if I'm taking 15 im actually getting 10 because it's generic which is what my doc says. Sorry for the long post!
AC18 The best you can do is take the same mg as you are now.In a rare occasion some people may have a difference on a generic but that is only the inactive ingredients not the Medication so never increase the dose because its a generic.Some doctors are very biased due to the sales rep's. If you like go to the FDA SITE and check but the most in active drug difference that is allowed by the generic companies AND the brand name is 3.5% from the brand name or the generic is allowed and during the testing of this they draw blood from the patients at the same point and time and have found the same level of drug in the system..Also remember a unnecessary increase in medication also increases side effect.
Chuck1957 medically retired pharmacy technician Cpht.
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