I am just checking to see if lexapro and celexa are 2 totally different medicines or if they are really close to being the same.
What is the difference between escitalopram and citalopram?
Question posted by Chrys5 on 21 Sep 2013
Last updated on 21 September 2013 by masso
Lexapro is used in the treatment of anxiety; depression; generalized anxiety disorder and belongs to the drug class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Celexa is used in the treatment of anxiety and stress; depression; postpartum depression and belongs to the drug class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Hi, they are similar medications. Escitalopram is usually prescribed for anxiety, whereas Citalopram is usually prescribed for depression. This isn't always the case, but it is the general rule
They are both SSRI's but two different SsRI are not the same. One may work, or neither one or both will. Usually you don't take both.
- Celexa uses and warnings
- Lexapro uses and warnings
- Citalopram uses and warnings
- Escitalopram uses and warnings
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