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Amitriptyline

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Other Names: Elavil   Endep   Laroxyl   Vanatrip

Lexapro

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Other Names: Escitalopram   Cipralex   Nexito   Sipralexa
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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
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Amitriptyline and eczema
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What patients are saying about Amitriptyline vs. Lexapro

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because it has no gastrointestinal side effects...
...too am on Amitriptyline 20mgs, and I agree that it does help a bit with ...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...
...until this evening & see if I can manage to stay awake during the day as a result. [/quote] The Wellbutrin has added some ...my lexapro 20mgs in the evening to avoid some of the side .....
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...
T I too was given Lexapro. I dont think that the lexapro...
...my T worse at all. I believe it actually helped me get thru the dark time that I was experiencing. I definitely had suicidal thoughts before I started taking it. I am now on the Amitriptylin. I onl...
I am still weaning off amitriptyline while taking 10mg of...
...this board, I just started on Lexapro last Monday & thought I ...feeling. I am still weaning off amitriptyline while taking 10mg of Lexapro. Anyone else have these side...
1.) Cold Medicine 2.) Cold Medicine 3.) Amitriptyline...
...Also Anna didn't have a problem going to the howpital on this occasion. 1.) Cold Medicine 2.) Cold Medicine 3.) Amitriptyline (an antidepresant)...
so I can't take the amitriptyline. However, you should all...
...you tried to supplement the Lexapro with either Trazadone or amitriptyline? I can't ...can't take the amitriptyline. However, you should all ask your doctor about supplementing your Lexapro wi...
ssri's. I currently take amitriptyline, which is an old...
...personally have been on both paxil and lexapro and had bad reactions to both, so ...ssri's. I currently take amitriptyline, which is an old ...me, and oddly enough amitriptyline is a mild nor...
sure it was scary. Lexapro works great for me, it has very...
...I'm sure it was scary. Lexapro works great for me, it ...side effects for me. I have tried manh: amitriptyline, wellbutrin, zoloft, and now lexapro. It's by far a godsend...
can't function. If Amitriptylin causes drowsiness how can...
...put me on Amitriptylin 100mg. I did not start them yet. I'm on lexapro 20 mg have been for two weeks. I have no ENERGY!!!!! I feel ...and can't function. If Amitriptylin causes drowsiness ho...
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