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Amitriptyline

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Other Names: Elavil   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

Lexapro

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/ 222,121 posts
Other Names: Escitalopram   Cipralex   Sipralexa   Nexito
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Amitriptyline (Elavil, Tryptizol, Laroxyl, Sarotex, Lentizol) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It is the most widely used TCA and has at least equal efficacy against major depression as the newer class of SSRIs. As well ... Read more on Wikipedia
Escitalopram (trade names Anxiset E(India) Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administratio... Read more on Wikipedia
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By miss dinguette
March 31, 2014
miss dinguette wrote
Lexapro, sleepwalking state and alcohol
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By Lauren
February 17, 2014
Lauren wrote
Lexapro and Hiccups
Yawning is a side affect because of oxygen intake changing so the hiccups sounds normal when thinking about that. Any time I have to restart Lexapro I yawn soooo much.
Jamie  |  April 21, 2014
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By T.smith2005
January 22, 2014
T.smith2005 wrote
Labrynthitis amitrypteline and betahistine buccastem and dizziness
The dr has upped my amitriptyline intake to 1-3tabs a night. But I'm not sure. Seems to just make me feel more unbalanced
January 28, 2014
Is it safe to take the betahistine and the amitrypteline together?
Tracey  |  January 22, 2014
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By Amanda
November 27, 2013
Amanda wrote
Antidepressants I
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By Mellabella
August 14, 2013
Mellabella wrote
Amitriptyline and eczema
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taking ginkgo with lexapro for SSRI sexual dysfunction
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What patients are saying about Amitriptyline vs. Lexapro

535 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
taking it. I am now on the Amitriptylin. I only take it at...
...got T I too was given Lexapro. I dont think that the lexapro made my T worse at all. I believe ...I definitely had suicidal thoughts before I started taking it. I am now on the Amitriptylin. I o...
I also take Lexapro for anxiety and that works great for...
...most people. I also take Lexapro for anxiety and that works great for anxiety/mood issues but doesn't do squat for my sleep. I used to take Amitriptyline for sleep in the past, that worked well too...
ago the dr. put me on amitriptiline. And I came up $200...
...or over. One time several years ago the dr. put me on amitriptiline. And I came up $200 short, I was in ...have not taken anti depressants since then until now. lexapro has let me keep my brain,...
side effects from my meds. I'm still on the amitriptyline...
...doesn't have terrible side effects from my meds. I'm still on the amitriptyline. ...lexapro is helping a lot. I only take 5 mg's now. My Dr. said if it was still making me sleepy, maybe I didn't...
from lexapro to cymbalta but I didn't get any added...
...switched from lexapro to cymbalta but I ...worse. After that I tried amitryptaline (a TCA) which has worked better than anything else ...less depressed. I chose amitryptaline before tryin...
makes me so dopey, none of that with lexapro. And...
...everything else! I feel better on it that ...some antidepressants. I took amitryptaline first, I've taken that before, it always makes me so dopey, none of that with lexapro. And once I...
amitriptyline and I am finally sleeping well. I too...
...I have finally ended up with lexapro. But these drugs do ...person. I too have increased insomnia due to my ...of another anti-d called amitriptyline and I am finally sleeping well. I too...
I was taking 20 mg of amitriptyline ( for nerve pain)...
...no side effects when stopping the Lexapro. I was on ...However, I was taking 20 mg of amitriptyline ( for nerve pain) at that time ...and am menopausal....going through warm/hot flashes with...
because it has no gastrointestinal side effects...
...I too am on Amitriptyline 20mgs, and I agree that it does help a bit ...Instead he prescribed Lexapro 10mgs (SSRI antidepressant) because it has no gastrointestinal side effects. I have been...
20mgs in the evening to avoid some of the side effects...
...Wellbutrin has added some anxiety and ...I take my lexapro 20mgs in the evening to avoid some of the side effects. Did the same when I was on Paxil 20mgs. I took amitriptyline to help...
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