I wonder if these ratings are highly skewed. I will have to go back and look at the dates of the postings. GENERIC Lexapro ESCITALOPRAM is not the same. I was on name brand Lexapro 20mg for 10 plus years and was forced to switch to generic or pay $150.00 per month for name brand. After being on generic for 4 months I nearly lost my mind and everything else. I was having extreme panic attacks with trips to the ER. I could go on, but trust me... generic is not the same and the drug company is messing with people's mental health just to save to rich a few extra bucks.
Yattypat-all of the SSRI's I have taken have been generic. Lexapro, celexa, zoloft, prozac they all very bad side effects for me and I also thought I was going to loose my mind. I tried one after another. Makes me wonder if it is my system or because it's generic. From what I have read from other viewers they also have also had similiar effects. I also can not afford the real deal. I was on Wellbutrin for almost 8 years it worked well until I got anxiety, not a good one for that. Had to stop. Sorry to hear your having such a hard time.Hope you find something that works again. I feel your frustration, try to hang in there. Maybe they can give you something just for anxiety until then?
Brand name Lexapro worked great for me! Depression lifted. I felt normal. Then having insurance the company had me take generic. I tried both types of generic and they are definitely not the same as the brand med. On one I got depressed again and it took me awhile to realize why I was crying all the time again. The other just headaches and felt awful. I went back to brand name Lexapro. Will not change. My insurance will not cover it without a $390 penalty. I am buying from Canada now.
Now that escitalopram is available as name brand "Lexapro" or generic "escitalopram", all of us who post here should say which one we're talking about. Not all of us have done that before.
So, your question "which one have people been rating here" cannot really be answered.
But your question is useful if we convert it to a stament such as "Hey, everybody, from now on make sure you identify which one you're talking about" and "Hey, everybody, as you're reading all these posts make sure you keep in mind which one people are talking aboout, and which one you're taking yourself"
Thank you for making this important distinction.
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