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    Old 02-12-2009, 03:35 AM   #1
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    Switch from Lexapro to Celexa

    Anyone have any stories about this and what to expect? I could really use the help. (Its actually Citalopram but you know the generic equiv to Lexapro)

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    Old 02-12-2009, 04:34 AM   #2
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    Re: Switch from Lexapro to Celexa

    I swiched from Lexapro to Celexa. Celexa was a better medication for me.

    Old 02-22-2009, 05:22 AM   #3
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    Re: Switch from Lexapro to Celexa

    I've heard many times that Celexa (Citalopram) is a better alternative to Lexapro. It's not perscribed as much because of the original brand is no longer made.

    Old 02-22-2009, 01:44 PM   #4
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    Re: Switch from Lexapro to Celexa

    My dad was on celexa for about 5 years after being on zoloft and paxil. He didn't have any problems switching, however he tends not to show withdrawal symptoms from anything (he stopped smoking cold turkey no problem back in 1988, he stopped paxil cold turkey no problem, etc...). Anyway, it worked for him up until the past year or so and it just stopped working.

    He's now taking something else (it's a new AD, but I can't remember the name) and doing well.

    My mom's also on celexa and it's working great for her, but she hasn't been on it for a long time (only 2 years or so), so I'm not sure if it'll stop working for her or not.

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