Improves mood and helps you relax. Lexapro (escitalopram) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It is less likely to cause side effects than and has fewer drug interactions. However, it might not be a good choice if you have liver or heart problems. Helps you relax. Xanax (Alprazolam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety, and longer-term for panic attacks. More likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
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Side effects Lexapro Xanax More Lexapro side effects » More Xanax side effects » How it works Lexapro Xanax Lexapro (escitalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin in the brain which regulates mood. Xanax (Alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. Type of medication Lexapro Xanax Prescription only Prescription only Available as Lexapro Xanax Pill Extended release Dissolving tablet Liquid Used for Lexapro Xanax Risk factors for serious side effects Lexapro Xanax › Age 24 years or younger › Using other medications that affect serotonin › Stopping Lexapro (escitalopram) suddenly Detailed Lexapro (escitalopram) risks & warnings » › History of drug abuse › Taking with alcohol or drugs › Taking more than 4 mg/day or longer than 12 weeks › Stopping Xanax (Alprazolam) suddenly › Taking with alcohol or drugs › First trimester of pregnancy Detailed Xanax (alprazolam) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Interactions Lexapro Xanax › Lexapro (escitalopram) has less drug interactions than other similar antidepressants and might cause fewer side effects. No interactions related info.
Alcohol Lexapro Xanax No alcohol related info. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol.
Kidneys and liver Lexapro Xanax No kidneys and liver related info. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems.
Sleep Lexapro Xanax No sleep related info. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness.
Weight Lexapro Xanax › Can cause a small weight gain of 1-5 pounds. No weight related info. Upsides and benefits Lexapro Xanax › Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms. › Lowers the likelihood that your depression will come back. › Lexapro (escitalopram) has less drug interactions than other similar antidepressants and might cause fewer side effects. › Effective at relieving short-term anxiety. › Effective longer-term for panic attacks. › Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks). Downsides and risks Lexapro Xanax › Can cause a small weight gain of 1-5 pounds. › Lexapro (escitalopram) is not a good option if you have heart or liver problems. › The first antidepressant you try might not always work, so you may need to try a few different medicines until you find one that works for you. › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Compared to other benzodiazepines, more likely to cause withdrawal if you take it for a long time and then stop suddenly. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Lexapro Xanax › Don't suddenly stop taking DRUG NAME. Talk to your doctor about how to slowly go down in your dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. › Like other SSRI medications, it could take up to 8 weeks to see the full effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). › Take Lexapro (escitalopram) in the morning since it can keep you up if you take it at night. › Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms. › Starts working in 45 minutes when swallowed. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol. Learn more More about Lexapro Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Xanax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert