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How effective is Lexapro for Ocd (Obsessive-compulsive disorder)?

Overall ratings: 3.2/5
Long term ratings: 3.4/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high

This is a review of how effective Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is for Ocd. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 42 reports from user community and is updated continuously.

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What is Lexapro

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,382 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

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Ocd

Ocd (obsessive-compulsive disorder) (latest reports from 35,011 patients) can be treated by Zoloft, Prozac, Luvox, Fluvoxamine Maleate, Anafranil, Sertraline Hydrochloride.

On Nov, 22, 2014: 42 people are studied for taking Lexapro in Ocd




Lexapro effectiveness for Ocd


Long term Lexapro effectiveness for Ocd

Lexapro effectiveness for Ocd (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall11112144
Long term
(1+ years)
046111

Age of people who take Lexapro for Ocd * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ocd0.00%4.76%14.29%28.57%33.33%9.52%4.76%4.76%

Who find Lexapro more effective for Ocd?

Age of people who find Lexapro more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ocd0.00%0.00%27.78%27.78%27.78%11.11%0.00%5.56%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin?
    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
    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?
    (Asked by a 27 year old woman who has Eyelid Twitch, Muscle Twitching, Twitch - Eyelid, and takes Clonazepam, 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 ...

  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...

  • Has anybody who is on cipralex or lexapro been diagnosed with pancreatic cyst❓
    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Pancreatic Cyst, and takes Lexapro)
    I was on cipralex for a year. Last week a large pancreatic cyst 7 cm was found incidentally. In the past I have been hospitalized because of kidney reaction to tetracycline antibiotic

  • My doctor prescribed citalopram for depression but l have myasthenia gravis is the ol
    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Depression, and takes Lisinopril, Atorvastatin Calcium, Prednisolone, Azathioprine)
    Could anyone help, my doctor has given me citalopram for depression but I have myasthenia gravis is this ok I have read it might not be safe?

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  • Lexapro and memory loss
    (Posted by a 23 year old woman who has PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and takes Lexapro)
    I actually have no idea what other medicine I was on the week I took Lexapro, it was back at the end of February 2014 right before I checked myself into the psych hospital. I formed no memory for a whole week just because of one drug! My friends and family tell me what happened that week and I have ...

  • Patients having false positives while on remeron
    (Posted by a 43 year old man who has False Positive Drug Test While On Probation Or Parole, and takes Sonata, Lunesta, Diazepam, Prozac, Lexapro, Ambien, Remeron )
    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 tak ...

  • Paxil cause osteoporosis?
    (Posted by a 58 year old woman who has Osteoporosis, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, and takes Paxil)
    I had OCD since age 8. At 42 I was finally diagnosed and put on Paxil. When I reached 40 mgs and after 2 months on 40 mgs i was completely cured of OCD. I stayed on Paxil for the next 15 years. I no longer take any SSRI as they were causing severe lethargy that last few years of use. When I was aro ...

  • Ocd / anxiety sufferer
    (Posted by a 26 year old man who has Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety And Stress, Anxiety)
    I have the following 'fake' symptoms because of my OCD/anxiety: - neck stiffness - headaches - scalp pain - confusion - memory problems

  • Yes, lexapro does cause tinnitus!
    (Posted by a 67 year old woman who has Tinnitus, and takes Lexapro)
    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" ...

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