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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of escitalopram oxalate oral.

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135 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Depression
9/17/2015 7:40:58 AM

Reviewer: Naive Victim, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
While on the drug experienced sexual dysfunction, emotional blunting and anhedonia. Have discontinued Cipralex for 10 months now, but the sexual dysfunction HAS NOT GONE AWAY. Have died sexually, cannot experience sexual arousal, no attraction to women (or men), have anorgasmia, no more morning wood, penis stays flacid for weeks, cannot generate precum, cannot masturbate, have been celibate for 10 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
9/13/2015 6:13:58 AM

Reviewer: cinnamon, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
When my husband passed away, I was okay for 3 months. Then I lost all control of my emotions-weepy all the time over dropping a spoon etc. My doctor prescribed this medicine at 10mgs and side effects were not worth it. He said cut the pill in half and that was exactly the dose I needed! Thank you God for this pill. Doc says I can get off any time I feel like it, but I can also stay on it for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
8/23/2015 6:44:38 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this medication for a year and a half now. I started at 5mg and am now currently taking 20mg which is working very well.

Condition: Depression
7/21/2015 1:54:11 PM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication is awful! It caused personality changes, aggression, and antisocial behaviors. The tension level this drug caused was unbearable! Please stay away from this terrible medication. There are better meds out there.

Condition: Depression
6/14/2015 6:31:01 PM

Reviewer: lgordonal, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It was fine while I was on it but when I came off, I was sick for a month. I would not recommend this drug to anyone. There are plenty of other options.

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