I started taking the generic manufactured by Mylan and had severe headaches. Had to stop. Has anyone else experienced this?
Has anyone tried the generic escitalopram (Lexapro) now available?
Question posted by nvchris on 12 April 2012
Last updated on 11 August 2022 by Slitherz
I am on "Cipralex" branded escitalopram and its pretty good. No issues.
I've taken generic Lexapro (escitalopram) from many different manufacturers for years and never had any problems with any of them.
The company that makes the brand Lexapro has a patient assistance program that may be helpful financially
I tried generic Lexapro and within hours I had a migraine. After using it for two days my anxiety level reached so high i actually couldnt bear it and felt suicidal. I was terrified to say the least and glad i could switch back to Lexapro 20 mgs. that were not totally gone. I know generics can be so different I always make sure to have 7-10 pills to get me through the crisis. The cost is overwhelming but until I found this site I paid for it. I had no choice. My medicines are destroying my savings and soon I dont know what I will do.
My mail order company recently changed manufacturers of my anti depressants without my knowledge. This summer I had headaches and wasn’t feeling well. I was weepy and not sleeping and finally found out that the generic had changed. The company was called Torrent and I will never use that manufacturer again
Yes, I started on the generic on March 10 and the headaches have gotten worse. I love not having anxiety, however, I am going to ask the doctor if I can go on the name brand.
I suffered a severe allergic reaction to the mylan version of the generic. My dermatologist noted that fillers used by generic drug mfgr's can cause this side effect. I now have to pay for the real Lexapro unless a drug store or express scripts can guarantee no Mylan made generic which they won't as far as I know.
Basic lexapro (non-generic) works fine. It is hard for me to trust generic medications that affect how the brain functions based on my experience. Unfortunately a 90 days supply of Lexapro is over $300.
What pharmacy are you getting the Mylan from?
I have a terrible time with generic Lexapro. First CVS switched to the generic version manufactured by Accord which I got used to. Then it switched me to Lupin just made me terribly sick. Then to Aurobindo which was working for a couple months, now I'm nauseous and dizzy again. I can't seem to get the Accord anymore. I've been taking Lexapro for over 30 years, it's not like I can stop. I'm just beside myself and don't know what to do.
I can say with everything I've been reading or seeing in regards to the generic from the brand I can say there all fully correct. I didn't notice a difference but my fiancé and mother sure did and the past couple days I have been seeing it myself. My anxiety is threw the roof again, I've had no energy to do anything and just been wanting to cry. So yes I do recommend the brand over others
I tried the generic of Lexapro many years ago. Horrible side effects. Decided to pay extra for the brand name and for years no problems. Feel great! Now, BCBS has decided that they will paying less for the brand. They are using the cost of the brand-m minus the cost of the generic and the difference I have to pay for-$272.00. I cannot afford that. So angry at our insurance company's. My doctor even called insurance company to tell them it's mandatory and they would still not budge. Back to depression for me. What to do?
I started the generic for Lexapro, 5mg just a few weeks ago, November 14, I've never taken the name brand one before, this is my second experience with anti-depressants. I know its a very small dose but I'm very sensitive to meds, I found out with that first try of the generic for Wellbutrin, so I told my doctor baby steps. I had the pills for a while but was scared to take them from my first experience with Wellbutrin that ended me up in the ER. But then my anxiety and depression, mainly anxiety, started kicking into high gear so I started taking the generic Lexapro. It made me very nauseous. After a couple weeks, I called my pharmacist, and she suggested that I take them at night, so I started doing that and that has helped tremendously with the nausea, however, my anxiety is still in high gear. I have to take an alprazolam, one about every 3 hours, sometimes more.
Some days I feel like I don' t need many anxiety pills, so I'm like okay, the generic Lexapro is working, but today is a different story. My depression and anxiety is kicking in in high gear today. I don't sleep through out the whole night unless I take my does of generic Lexapro and alprazolam together, which I don't like to do, but will do just to get some sleep. I've had some funky tummy issues but not sure if its from the meds or not. I was told by my pharmacist that the 5mg of generic Lexapro probably won't do much because its such a small dose but as it builds up in my system, I shouldn't have to take as many alprozolams... This has not happened that I can see and I am almost on my third week. Do I just give it more time? Up my dose? Change to the name brand? I don't know...
I took the brand name years ago and it worked fine for me but was just recently prescribed the generic for mood related menopausal/depression issues. I take 10 mg daily and I have had no problems with it and I actually feel much better overall especially being able to sleep through the night without waking up every 2 to 3 hours. I can't speak to the sexual related issues that others have because I am not in a relationship so this is not an issue for me.
My NP told me if you can get the original get the original... I was doing fine on one of the generics I tried 4 of them... AND THEN... they switched me to some c r a p made in China so now I'm back on Lexapro the original again. They should have to tell you when you're switching them... I'm very sensitive to meds and notice the changes right away.
Yes I am having them severely have been on it about 2 weeks the headaches are debilitating scared to stop it after reading what's happening to other people
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