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Re: Lexapro with less s/e johnj

Posted by pharmrep on August 15, 2002, at 23:35:25

In reply to Re: Lexapro approved pharmrep, posted by johnj on August 15, 2002, at 22:07:41

> Can you tell me why some people have sommolence and others have insomnia due to the drug? I want to try something different, but insomnia is part of my problem. Does the side effect/s slowly go away as one is acclimated to the drug? Thank you
> johnj

Weird things these mind altering drugs do. Some people respond getting tired, while others get a "lift." I can tell you this...the FDA is allowing this statement in the package insert...side effects and discontinuation due to adverse events are equal to placebo. That is huge...there is always the "placebo-effect" that kicks in when you "study" a drug. Anyway, I would think that lex will probably effect you like celexa did, but at a lesser degree, perhaps no effect, but probably not the you had insomnia, you wont now have somnolence...and yes, some s/e that occur in first few months sometimes fade away with time (ie for celexa nausea is higher than placebo at 8 wks, but less at 6 months)




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