Anxiety Community
What is the difference between Luvox and Lexapro?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What is the difference between Luvox and Lexapro?

Can anyone tell me in detail to what the main difference is? My shrink told me they are basically the same and that Lexapro is like a next gen luvox (better version) I have had a lot of success with Luvox for the past 7 years but its makes me irritable and sleepy but other than that it helped my anxiety and severe panic disorder. At the moment i am suffering from depersonalization and panic attacks so my shrink put me on Lexapro for it saying its faster and has less side effects. Does anyone have any experiences these two medications?
480448_tn?1397235344
Well, they are both in the same class of meds, but that doesn't mean they are exactly the same or even close.  All of the drugs in this class work to achieve the desired effectiveness in a slightly different way.  Their mechanism of action varies from med to med.

I've not heard of Lexapro being the "new Luvox", maybe he just means that Luvox was one of the first SSRIs released to the market?  It is one of tje older SSRIs.  Is the doctor a psychiatrist?  If not, I recommend having one manage your meds.

All you can do is give it a try to see how you feel.  How did your doc propose making the switch?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
8171747_tn?1397576696
Blank
ash009 after a good long cardio,wa... Comment
3 mins ago
8171747_tn?1397576696
Blank
ash009 commented on TalliaSkyrah's status
5 mins ago
4059843_tn?1396170837
Blank
mishymoshymarcy God please dont let me lose... Comment
1 hr ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
358304_tn?1395085884
Blank
cnote
na, MO
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48
TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
358304_tn?1395085884
Blank
cnote
na, MO
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48
TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA