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Why amitipyline/perphenazine and not lexapro or paxil etc?

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Rajive Goel 13 Feb 2011

Could you please explain what info do you seek?

puckiemull 13 Feb 2011

Were you prescibed those meds and wondering why not lexapro?What were you diagnosed with?

LaurieShay 13 Feb 2011

Different drugs affect different chemicals in the brain. For example,

amitriptyline affects serotonin and norepinephrine
perphenazine affects dopamine
lexapro and paxil only effect serotonin.

Therefore, a doctor may use amitriptyline and perphenazine to correct an imbalance in those chemicals mentioned which would not be corrected by Lexapro or Paxil alone.

Hope this makes sense,

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