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How effective is Lexapro for Depression - elderly?

Summary: 31 Lexapro users have rated its effectiveness for Depression - elderly.

Overall ratings: 2.5/5
Long term ratings: 2.8/5

This is a review of how effective Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is for Depression - elderly and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

 

 

 

 

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What is Lexapro

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 39,446 Lexapro users)

Depression - elderly

Depression - elderly can be treated by Lexapro, Zoloft, Citalopram Hydrobromide, Cymbalta, Celexa, Mirtazapine. (latest reports from 459 Depression - Elderly patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 31 people are studied for taking Lexapro in Depression - elderly




Lexapro effectiveness for Depression - elderly


Long term Lexapro effectiveness for Depression - elderly

Lexapro effectiveness for Depression - elderly (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall2141140
Long term
(1+ years)
07830

Age of people who take Lexapro for Depression - elderly * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression - elderly0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Who find Lexapro more effective for Depression - elderly?

Age of people who find Lexapro more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression - elderly0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Nose bleeds after meningioma surgery(post 11 months)
    I have been experiencing bloody nose, 3 in the last week. 2014 I had a meningioma removed, never experienced any bloody noses until now, I know it is dry because of winter, but there us no warning, it lasts for 20 min then it is gone no dizziness, I do have vertigo- slight case
  • I have quit smoking about 4 wks ago. i'm having nightmares for the 5 days. my question is do the nightmares taper off or do they never stop?
    I've been on lexapro for 7 yrs. This is the only med that works for me I've tired lots of diff meds for my anxiety/depression and the all made me nuts or want to die. Even the generic gave me nightmare so I stopped that one. I literally have little to no stress in my life either. So lexapro is the best for me. Anyway I'm getting healthy working out and I quit smoking about 4 wks ago. The nightmares have been going on all wk. They are stressing me out blah. When are these crazy stressful dreams gonna stop? Or at least tapper off?
  • What can i take for a headache when i am on lexapro (1 answer)
    lexapro started only a week ago, feel tightness in jaw and headache, sleeplessness, not sure if lexapro is good for me if i cannot ever take an aspirin or tylenol for sleep.
  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (2 answers)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).

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    I have had a few patients complain they are failing drug tests for Amphetamines while on remeron, and have claimed to have not used any type of Amphetamine or any (Mixed Salts). These patients are all or were on probation, parole, or under some stipulation. Iv realized most of these patients are taking another psych med. The list consists of insomnia meds such as Ambien(zolpidem), Sonata(zaleplon),Lunesta(eszopiclone). Also the Anti-Depressants Lexapro (escitalopram)and Prozac (fluoxetine). One of my patients was on Diazepam (Valium). I have switched medicines, particularly the Ambien, Lexapro, and Prozac have reversed the false negative. I prescribe many of my patients remeron. I'm a big believer in its effects on my patients moods and everyday depression. I have heard this happening before, but this was the first time I have ever had this happen to one of my own patients.(These were 5 separate patients in the span of 16 months) Of course none of these patients were criminalized based on lab results, but the issue still lies there. I know this is common for a lot of script meds to give false positives for narcotics. This is just obviously one I am putting out there. Let me know if anyone has experienced something similar.
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    Whenever I forget to take my Lexapro in the morning, I get a high pitched ringing in my ears which starts around 1:00 pm, which won't go away until a few hours after I take the drug. Once I was out of the medication and I almost screamed because the ringing got so bad! I don't think it is as "rare" in the listed side effects as the manufacturer states.

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  • My elderly mother (85) was put on 5 mg of Lexapro by her family doctor (a gastroenterologist) 8 years ago. The dose was raised and for the last 6+ years is 30 mg a day. Over the last 6 years my mother has had some odd symptoms of dementia. She is able to read, comprehend and discuss novels. She remembers everything she has done recently ie. - outings, meals, gifts and conversations. Her only symptom that would infer dementia is she is always anxious, fatigued, and is confused upon waking. She moves slowly and has little desire to do much of anything except sleep. I believe it is the lexapro causing her confusion. Is it possible?

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