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    paxil vs lexapro
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    coko26 posted:
    I been on lexapro for anxiety and it was not working and now my doctor is thinking about putting me on paxil since it is working good for mom.What the difference between the two?
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    MultiTasker responded:
    It's a good idea to ask your doctor all of your questions about medications before deciding to start treatment with them. Your doctor can tell you why Paxil might work whereas Lexapro wasn't working.

    Paxil: www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-32900-Paxil+CR+Oral.aspx?drugid=32900&drugname=Paxil+CR+Oral

    Lexapro: www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-63990-Lexapro+Oral.aspx?drugid=63990&drugname=Lexapro+Oral

    These 2 links are to the "Find a Drug" in the Drugs & Supplements drop-down box in the bluel bar at the top of the page. It's a nice resource

    I hope you feel better.
     
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    coko26 responded:
    Thank you.


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