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Condition: Depression
4/30/2014 2:43:40 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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Condition: Depression
4/30/2014 1:06:22 AM

Reviewer: anthdew, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I took Lexapro 20mg/day for OCD, GAD, Anxiety, and mild depression. I have tried most anti-depressants out there and this is defiantly one of the better ones. I have found that benzos like Xanax work better and you don't want to take this medication with any benzo because it will come with severe side effects but if you want to try an antidepressants I would suggest trying this one first.

Condition: Depression
4/10/2014 3:10:46 PM

Reviewer: Alicia, Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had been on Lexapro for 9 years and it helped with my depression, mood swings,OCD and GAD. When I was put on the generic brand for 3 months, I saved money, but it didn't work. I had suicidal thoughts, was irritable, sad, crying and my anxiety returned. I hadn't felt this way in years. I got tired of it and went back to the brand Lexapro a week ago. I feel like I can cope more with my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
3/31/2014 10:50:39 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I do well on the brand name but the since the generic has come out my insurance has forced me to swith to the generic. The generic is a whole other story. It does not work as well and my mood swings are horrible. I am at thelowest of low one day and feeling ok the next with no change in activity. I also have had horrible headaches with the generic. (I never get headaches).

Condition: Depression
3/23/2014 1:03:09 AM

Reviewer: Ptstheo, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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