Lexapro (escitalopram) is a type of antidepressant, which is classified as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. Generally, Lexapro is used to treat people that have some type of depressive disorder, especially people going through major depression issues. It is thought to positively affect communication between nerve cells in the central nervous system and/or restore chemical balance in the brain. Doctors also prescribe Lexapro to treat other types of disorders such as: social anxiety sisorder, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Sleep, appetite or energy may show some improvement within the first 1-4 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working. Depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may need up to 6-8 weeks to fully improve.
Lexapro comes in tablet form, in 5, 10 or 20mg. It also comes in liquid form. Generally, the effective dose of Lexapro ranges from 10 to 20 mg daily. People usually take Lexapro once a day, either in the morning or at night, with or without food. It is very important that Lexapro pills be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or crushed.
Wellbutrin Sr (Bupropion) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a certain type of depression called major depressive disorder. Doctors have also prescribed Wellbutrin off-label to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and in tandem with other medications - particularly SSRIs - to treat bipolar disorder. It works by affecting the balance of chemicals that occur naturally in the brain. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Under the brand name Zyban, bupropion has also been prescribed to help people quit smoking.
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While depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may need up to 4-6 weeks to improve, disturbances in sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working.
The usual recommended dose is 100 mg to 150 mg once daily. In some cases, doses of up to 300 mg per day may be used. Daily doses over 150 mg are divided into two doses. Do not exceed the maximum dose of 300 mg per day, and do not take a single dose greater than 150 mg. Multiple daily doses should be taken at least 8 hours apart. It is very important that Wellbutrin Sr pills be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or crushed.
Took Lexapro after a serious bout of depression and anxiety. The Drug helped me a lot in the beginning. Got me through a rough patch. However, after 8 weeks of taking, the side effects started to pile up. I remained lethargic during the day yet unable to sleep through the night. The Stomach Upset and Constipation caused bloody stools. It's a cost-benefit analysis. If you bottom out, this drug may help you get through it. I couldn't and wouldn't take long term.
I thought the medication did an okay job. My anxiety never entirely disappeared, but there was a noticeable reduction. The medication would probably have been more effective had it been combined with a talking therapy, but it was not. The treatment had no significant side effects, aside from a little bit of nausea during the initial day or two. None of the more serious effects listed on the bottle were ever a problem. Basically, I had anxiety attacks and was prescribed Lexapro. I took the pill once a day every day for about a year, when I was weaned off. Apparently, if you don't wean yourself, you can experience withdrawal.
I just wanted to say that I had a lot of these negative symptoms when I was in the generic "Buproprion" (headaches, vivid nightmares) but after switching to the "name brand only" I no longer had those horrible side effects.. It's hard to tell in these reviews which people are taking the generic version ( which was horrific) and who is reviewing the actual Wellbutin SR. The name brand worked so much better!!!
The first 3 days were like how other describe as a mild acid trip. There was no sleeping. After that things normalized quickly until i did not even noticed i was on any meds except i was less depressed. The anxiety took a few years to get under control. I also get 30x0.5mg xanax a month to stop any panic attacks when they start. I have never needed to increase my benzo because i refuse to use them in a way that builds tolerance. I may go a few days without taking one then i will have an attack and may need 3 over the course of the day. I didnt think much about drinking on Wellbutrin because i didnt notice a difference. Then i have read horror stories about combining drinking and Wellbutrin. I do not have those or any other ill effects but i dont recommend it for others due to what i read
27 year old male with a history of anxiety and depression. I can honestly say this is the best antidepressant I have taken. I have tried many with terrible side effects that did not work but Wellbutrin 300 close worked wonders. It has given me energy and hope that I didn't think was possible after being extremely suicidal and lethargic. Constipation and very vivid dreams are the only side effect I can report which are not deal breakers for me. Glad I tried it. Been on it for over a month and still feeling hopeful.