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How effective is Lexapro for Stress and anxiety?





Summary: 864 Lexapro users have rated its effectiveness for Stress and anxiety.

Overall ratings: 3.2/5
Long term ratings: 3.5/5

This is a review of how effective Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is for Stress and anxiety 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 Lexapro 39,406 users)

Stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety can be treated by Xanax, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Lorazepam, Lexapro, Ativan. (latest reports from Stress And Anxiety 195,268 patients)

On Dec, 18, 2014: 864 people are studied for taking Lexapro in Stress and anxiety




Lexapro effectiveness for Stress and anxiety


Long term Lexapro effectiveness for Stress and anxiety

Lexapro effectiveness for Stress and anxiety (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall2817431127477
Long term
(1+ years)
45115416851

Age of people who take Lexapro for Stress and anxiety * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stress and anxiety0.12%0.00%5.32%18.98%27.43%21.99%14.70%11.46%

Who find Lexapro more effective for Stress and anxiety?

Age of people who find Lexapro more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stress and anxiety0.00%0.00%3.70%21.08%28.77%18.80%17.09%10.54%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Brenda (3 years ago):

I just had open heart surgery, mitral valve repair and maze procedure. Same time going through stressful divorce of 28 years. Five months out of surgery started to take lexipro. One month later I have chest pain as if I never had the surgery. Can lexipro interfere with my Heart healing? Can it cause internal bleeding?
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