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Lexapro vs St. John's Wort

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Other name: Escitalopram (Escitalopram)
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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...
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St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec...
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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...
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St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec...
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when on Lexapro and it intensified the withdrawal symptoms...
" I also tried St. John's Wort when on Lexapro and it intensified the withdrawal symptoms horribly. As someone mentioned earlier, DO NOT take St. John's... "

and wait the 2 weeks before I can start something else....
" I took lexapro several years ago and it worked well. No irritability. I stopped it because it eventually made me feel emotionally numb. I was fine for ...and anxious again. The St. John's wort isn't... "

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on St John's Wort for depression. For me it worked the same...
" I was on Lexapro for 4 months and it helped for depression but not for pain. ...you search a little on St John's Wort for depression. For me it worked the same as Lexapro without the side effects.... "

I started taking St. John's Wort. I have begun to loose...
" Yes, I have taken Lexapro since 2004 and I gained 10 pound a year. ...a month I started taking St. John's Wort. I have begun to ...with my moods. I have more times I feel angry for no reason but I am... "

and St John's Wort did about nothing for anxiety. All were...
" ...Zoloft less so, and St John's Wort did about nothing for anxiety. All were effective for depression. Lexapro made me more tired, and ...SSRI, maybe that's why. Lexapro also appears to be... "

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kind of scary that the St. John's Wort is listed by another...
" ...to try the topical. I am on Lexapro and definetly had a reaction (mentally). I had also ...my pharmacy and they said St. John's Wort did not mix with traumeel. ...It's just kind of scary that the St.... "

I became light-headed and dizzy, which caused me to pass out...
" ...the bi-polar disorder. The St. John's Wort made me extremely sensitive to the sun and I became light-headed and dizzy, which caused me to pass out several times. There was ...no noticeable difference... "

and stopping) St. John's Wort before you begin Lexapro?...
" Starting Lexapro After St. John's Wort How long should you wait after taking (and stopping) St. John's Wort before... "

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d one month taking St john's wort. I take St John's Wo...
" ...am 2 weeks tottaly off LExapro and one month taking St john's wort. I take St John's Wort 1-1-0 and 5-htp 0-0-1. The first week without LExapro i felt very agitated and... "

had a bad reaction to St. John's Wort, an herb with some...
" ...not continue. I've also had a bad reaction to St. John's Wort, an herb with some similiar properties. But now I am trying Lexapro, nearly three weeks so far, and no problems. My guess is that... "

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