Just curious to know if Lexapro helps with panic disorder or not please let me know
Lexapro is one of just a few antidepressants FDA approved for treating anxiety and is commonly prescribed off-label for panic disorder.
"Lexapro was initially used only to treat depression. However, research showed that it was also effective for other mood disorders as well as anxiety disorders.
Doctors frequently prescribe Lexapro off-label for illnesses such as bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), migraines, and chronic pain."
One thing to remember is that this type of medication is not fast-acting. You might feel improvements in the first couple of weeks but it can take 6-8 weeks to become fully effective.
The other thing is that these medications don't affect every user the same. What works well for one person may not for another and sometimes some people need to try more than one drug.
I took Lexapro for about 7 years so I would definitely recommend giving it a try.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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