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Escitalopram

What is Escitalopram?

Escitalopram (), also known by the brand names Lexapro and Cipralex among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adults and children over 12 years of age with major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Escitalopram is the (S)-stereoisomer (Left-enantiomer) of the earlier Lundbeck drug citalopram, hence the name escitalopram. Whether escitalopram exhibits superior therapeutic properties to citalopram or merely represents an example of "evergreening" is controversial.

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i my wife in depression for last few moonths almost 11 months.no interest in any work,donot sleep whole day treatment was given for 2 month then she left the medicine.in mean time she was litill beat fine now not taking any medicine we stop the medicine because someone told that will make her habitant of that medicine she will always require medicine to sleep.she has worry about her baby she think she is not taking care of the baby properly she also had doubt how to feed we often told her but she is not understanding any of us
Brief Answer:
She needs proper treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for using healthcare magic. I, Dr Abhishek Kapoor, would help you in this query.

The way, you have explained her symptoms, definitely she is in depression. In that case, she needs antidepressant like escitalopram. I think, you...
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i m suffuring from depression and pannic attack, i m taking etizola plus 10 mg and etizola .5 since last 20 days, in one whole day in evening i feel like cuff in throt and difficuilty in breathing as soon as i take .5 etizola i get relaxed please guide me
Hi,

I read you query and can understand your distress due to anxiety and depression. The medications that you have mentioned are etizola plus which is a combination of etizolam 0.5 mg and escitalopram 10 mg. Etizola .5 contains only Etizolam .5 mg.

Etizolam is a benzodiazepine which helps in...
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cipralex 30 mg does not work any more
Brief Answer:
I were to add low doses of Aripiprazole

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for giving me an opportunity to address your query.

Cipralex(Escitalopram) is one of the most effective and potent antidepressant medication among its class.If your depressive symptoms are not controlled it does...
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What do you recommend for depression related to menapause. I'm trying to avoid HRT, and anti-depressants.
Brief Answer:
CBT can be an option

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
HRT has become less popular these days in the wake of recent reports of increased...
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Hi, I have panic disorder and i have been taking anti depressants since two years, Earlier i was taking flupentixol 0.5 mg and melitracen 10 mg at morning and nexito 10 mg at night. Recently, the doctor changed the medicine to Paxidep CR 25 mg at night and Nexito 5 mg at night. I am worried about taking two anti depressants at the same time. Can you advice on the prescription?
Brief Answer:
Please see details below.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mr. Atif,

I read your query and can understand your concern regarding taking two anti-depressants together.

You have mentioned that you have been diagnosed with panic disorder. It would been better had you provided details regarding...
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I am male, taking 20mg escitalopram per day for depression and suffering bad sexual dysfuntion as i cannot reach orgasm a lot of the time. This started when i began medication 3 months ago. Does it also cause low sperm count/infertility?
33yrs, 6ft, 12st, no other medical issues.
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

I can understand your situation.
Escitalopram can cause sexual dysfunction as well as delayed orgasm.
However no need to worry , it can not cause low sperm count or infertility.

Two options are there to tackel with this situation.
If you are satisfied with...
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Hi, I wonder if Citalopram or escitalopram (medication for depression treatment ) can be used for cavanous angioma (in spinal cord ,had hamorrage 2 years ago) patient? will them cause or increase CA hamorrage or bleeding?
What antidepresant (treat major depression)would you suggestion for CA patient (18 years old)?

Thank you very much!
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

Regarding the relation with the cavernous angioma you shouldn't worry much as there is no harmful effect on the cavernoma, no increased risk of bleeding. As for the choice SSRI (citalopram) are a good choice, but they have frequent...
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