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What are the side effects of Lexapro?

Hello, years ago i was on lexapro for some situational depression an anxiety. I gained weight but found the medicine to be helpful and went off. Just recently I m suffering from depression again. My father is on hospice , my children our specel needs and my job is extremely stressful. I m working on these issues with a counselor but I need additional help. I found pristiqe or cymbala are good for premenopausal symtoms and depression. Could either of theses be an option for me? I also have extremely low motivation and drive likely due to depression. Thank you
Mon, 20 Jun 2016
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Hi
I had gone through the question and understand your concern.
See , the common side effects of Lexapro are:
1 drowsiness, dizziness;
2 sleep problems (insomnia);
3 mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation;
4 weight changes;
5 decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or.
6 dry mouth, yawning, ringing in your ears.

As far as you condition is concerned , Lexapro is a pretty good drug for it treatment. You can also go for pristiq , as it has almost similar function and almost similar side effects.

I hope this information was of help.
Let me know if you have any other queries.
Wish you good health.
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What are the side effects of Lexapro?

Hi I had gone through the question and understand your concern. See , the common side effects of Lexapro are: 1 drowsiness, dizziness; 2 sleep problems (insomnia); 3 mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation; 4 weight changes; 5 decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or. 6 dry mouth, yawning, ringing in your ears. As far as you condition is concerned , Lexapro is a pretty good drug for it treatment. You can also go for pristiq , as it has almost similar function and almost similar side effects. I hope this information was of help. Let me know if you have any other queries. Wish you good health.