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What are the differences between Lexapro and Paxil?

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2009-11-11 14:31:05
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PAXIL is prescribed for serious depression that interferes with ones ability to function. Symptoms include changes in appetite and sleep patterns,a persistent low mood, loss of interest in people and activities, decreased sex drive, suicidal thoughts among others. LEXAPRO is also prescribed for depression and is fairly new. It's a little less strong and supposed to have fewer side effects. Both can be prescribed by any Dr. but should be prescribed by and monitored by a psychiatrist.


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