Escitalopram - which generic available in the UK to go for??

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I have a prescription for Escitalopram (I am based in the UK) nd know from experience that generics do vary having had a bad experience with a different generic of Lansoprazole. What are people's experiences with the different generics of escitalopram? - I know we are all different but it would be good to have some feedback from personal experiences.

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C

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    So far it seems the generic Celexa and Ativan are holding the worst at bay.
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      10mg of Citalopram and have only been on 7 days. I have heard that people suffer increased anxiety before they get relief but I think my ativan is keeping that mostly under control. I still am getting what I would call anxiety attacks but much less.

      I am only taking a small amount of Ativan, 3 1/2 pills a day, I can 1/2 at 6am, 1pm and around 7pm and the full pill is only 5mg

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      Hi Diane - citalopram is different to escitalopram although they are very similar - it should say on the box or on the medicine pack the name of the manufacturer eg. Teva, Mylan, Almus etc - I am interested in knowing which generic suits people the most - although we are all different. By generic I mean when the patent expires for the original drug any company can apply to manufacture it under it's 'generic' name. For example I currently have a Mylan version of citalopram but want to try escitalopram as it is supposed to act more quickly but  who knows. By the way what are you taking it for is it anxiety and depression or both? and how severe it is?

      C

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      Mainly anxiety, but I have pushed my depression down for years. I think my near death from major clogged artery in my heart this Feb (which has a,Stent now) was the straw that broke the camel's back. I have lost 5 close relatives, my mom and brother for two in the last 5 years. My stomach issues and anxiety in traffic started after my mom died ( I was her caregiver ) and after getting out of the hospital the breathing and throat tightness started as well as severe feeling of tight belt around my ribs under breasts.

      Last Monday I was taken to the er because of chest pain and blood pressure skyrocketed. I saw,my cardiologist the next day and she put me on Celexa

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