Ins. Co. wants me to change from Lexapro to the generic form. What differences or side effects has anyone noticed between the two? I was on 10mg Lexapro but cut back to 5mg because of the side effects. Doing great on 5mg... Thanks
Wow! I was on the same boat as you not too long ago. I was on Lexapro for 1 year before we decided to try Citalopram. The thing is that there is NO generic version of Lexapro. Citalopram is like the father of Lexapro so Lexapro tends to be more specific and targeted. My experience with Cital. is not a good one. For the month that I switched all of my problems came back to me. It was as if I wasn't taking anything at all! Of course, I have since switched back to Lexapro and just decided to buy the 20 mg pills and cut them up to save on $$.
Perhaps the experience varies by the individual so I guess perhaps you ought to try Cital. for a period of time and see how it goes or just buy the larger pills and cut it up. In Florida the pills cost the same regardless of size. For example, 30 tablets of 20mg and 30 tablets of 5mg cost exactly the same, $70.
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