I'm currently taking the generic Escitalopram 20mg (1 1/2 week so far) with 2mg of Risperdal. Nothing's happening. I read some reviews that the brand Lexapro is more effective than the generic. Should I have gotten the brand instead of the generic? Is the brand better than the generic?
I started out on the Brand and had immediate good results. Later changing to the other generic versions each had bad reactions with me. On one generic my depression came back and on the other I had constant headaches. I believe in the brand Lexapro or cipralex (brand from Canada) . Maybe starting right out on the generic works differently.
It takes 4 to 6 weeks for full effect, so try not to judge the generic yet until you give it the full start-up time.
I had equal success with both name brand Lexapro and generic escitalopram. Other people have better success with one or the other.
Don't change anything for 4 to 6 weeks or longer. Then you'll know if generic is successful and/or side effects or if you want to try name brand Lexapro if generic was not successsful or had bad side effects
I was on brand name for over 10 years and had to switch per insurance. I thought nothing of it until I discovered the chronic headaches, dizziness, returned depression and extreme panack attacks were because of the generic. I was on generic for 5-6 months before I made the connection. I had to pay $145 for brand name which stinks, but I am already doing much much better in just 3 weeks back on brand name. Sucks they mess with out mental health just to make a few extra bucks off us. Good Luck all.
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