Celexa is the newest antidepressant to be approved by the FDA.
It falls within the psychiatric drug classification of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which has the effect of increasing the level of the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain.
Even at a relatively high dose of fluoxetine, she continued to experience significant anxiety.
Fluoxetine is ‘activating’ in some people, meaning that it sometimes increases the person’s sense of energy, which can, in turn, increase anxiety.
depression, in consideration of changing back to fluoxetine, or to a different medication altogether.
My Response: Hi XXXXXXX, Lexapro and fluoxetine are both SSRIs, i.e. The same can be said for citalopram (which is virtually identical to Lexapro, generic name escitalopram), sertraline (Zoloft), and paroxetine (Paxil).
Flu-like symptoms are common in patients who stop sertraline abruptly.However, these uses have not received FDA approval as of yet.usually no weight gain associated with the use of Celexa.The most common side-effect seems to be nausea when some patients first begin taking the medication.Sertraline belongs to a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.The medication must be tapered off once therapy is complete.