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Other Names: Escitalopram   Cipralex   Sipralexa   Nexito
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 Administration (United States) (FDA) for the treatmen... Read more on Wikipedia

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By miss dinguette
March 31, 2014
miss dinguette wrote
Lexapro, sleepwalking state and alcohol
I drank more red wine than usual traveling with a friend. I took Lexapro in same time frame. In the morning, my friend woke me up, saying, "Turn over, you're snoring." I was sure I was awake because I could hear him clearly - 3 times! - and I replied clearly that I wasn't snoring; I was awake. He said no, you're not. I don't think I was paralyzed, because I turned onto my back finally. But I never heard myself snoring. (I may have sleep apnea, too.) Sound familiar to anyone? First time, btw.
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By Lauren
February 17, 2014
Lauren wrote
Lexapro and Hiccups
Okay so I started taking Lexapro and Wellbutrin in the summer and started having a bunch of random hiccups. I didn't really notice it until a few months ago. I asked my doctor if he thought it could be a side effect and apparently yes, it is. This is do weird to me but..yeah.
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.
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By Amanda
November 27, 2013
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Have been on cocktail of prothiaden 75mg and 5 to 10 lexapro for 2 plus found new doctor said did you know why you feel shocking you are on cocktail similar speed your head and brain cannot take serotonin plus3chemicals in prothiaden this old needs to retire or go back to training in psychiatric school
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Evanthe wrote
taking ginkgo with lexapro for SSRI sexual dysfunction
So I had taken Lexapro in the past with wonderful results for my depression/anxiety. However, for as wonderful as it worked for those issues it impacted me sexually in a negative way to the same degree. It was as though I was numb 'down there' and increased blood flow and sensation never occurred. I couldn't orgasm or even enjoy the act. It was devastating. I stopped it and tried other types of ADs that worked but caused more side effects. I'm back on Lexapro now and decided to try ginkgo with it, as I read it reverses the SSRI sexual dysfunction. It definitely works! I'm able to enjoy intimacy and orgasm again!
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