I've been taking lexapro for 5 months now and I've gone up from 10 to 15 mg which helped a good amount. But I feel like I still might need to go up to 20mg. Is generic lexapro not as effective or weaker than brand name? Should I ask my doc to switch me to brand name or just go up to 20mg of generic?
AC18 really this is normal they start you on a low dose and gradually increase the dose. The Generic has the same amount of active ingredients as the brand name the only difference is the binders in the generic.ALSO do not ever get confused with MG of the drug each drug is different it's like comparing apple to oranges you can't think that because one drug is 10mg and another is 100mg that one is weaker than the other. Which in fact on many of these newer ssri medications the 10 or 20mg could be close to 100mg of another drug If it were me and I would ask for the 20mg which is closer to the adult dose. Good luck
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 13 Feb 2014 • 8 answers
Posted 4 May 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 15 Feb 2015 • 2 answers
Posted 6 Jan 2016 • 3 answers
Posted 3 Apr 2016 • 3 answers